Vermont Humanities

War & Peace – 3 of 4

Stowe Free Library 90 Pond St, Stowe, VT

Join Stowe Library to read and discuss Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. The novel chronicles the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. 

Beyond Testimony: Tragic Spectatorship and Victims of Trauma as Agents of Change

Vermont Humanities Zoom VT

Threshold Collaborative invites you to an evening of monologues by the Voices of St. Joseph’s Orphanage Writers’ Group, directed by Eric Nightengale and performed by Ami Brabson and Eric Nightengale. The performance is part of an ongoing series of trauma-informed creative writing workshops and culminating theatrical events presented in the original spirit of Greek theatre […]

POSTPONED: The Most Costly Journey Book Discussion

Essex Free Library 1 Browns River Rd, Essex Junction, VT

Join Essex resident Leonora Dodge for a discussion of The Most Costly Journey / El viaje más caro - a nonfiction graphic novel anthology which presents stories of survival and healing told by Latin American migrant farmworkers in Vermont.

The Most Costly Journey Comics Workshop

Manchester Community Library 138 Cemetery Ave, Manchester Center

Join award-winning cartoonist & educator Marek Bennett for a closer look at the Vermont Reads 2022 book The Most Costly Journey. This hybrid event will focus on visual narration. Personal narratives have great power both to the teller and the receiver. Marek will help participants see that there are many different ways to tell a story.

Are Your City’s Monuments Worthy? Take the Quiz!

Vermont Humanities Zoom VT

Many communities recently have questioned the value of long-standing monuments. These debates can strike at the heart of history and memory. Seeking dialogue instead of a shouting match, author Raffi Andonian suggests four simple questions for communities to consider as they evaluate historic sites, famous figures, and public monuments. 

Haymaking, Barns, and Farm Memories

Vermont Humanities Zoom VT

In his book The Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families, Steven Hoffbeck shows that haymaking was more than just harvesting grass, alfalfa, and clover. It was about toil, fears, and the fragile nature of human life. Anyone who grew up on a farm—or wishes they had grown up on a farm—will enjoy the insights and humor of this multimedia presentation. 

What is Trauma Informed Journalism?

Rutland Free Library 10 Court St, Rutland, VT

Trauma-informed journalist and essayist Lori Yearwood explores what it means to be a trauma-informed journalist when reporting on difficult topics. Having experienced homelessness herself, she suggests key ideas to keep in mind as journalists engage with populations who face dire situations and systemic poverty.