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    Writer's Block


    Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m.

    Scribes bring essays, short stories, one-act plays and poems to be critiqued by a supportive audience. at Barre Area Senior Center in Barre. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free; preregister.

    Book Sale


    Sat., May 25, 8:30-10 a.m.

    Bookworms stock up on summer reads. at Brownell Library in Essex Junction. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Writers’ Wertfrei


    Sat., May 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Authors, both published and aspiring, meet monthly to share what they have written in a nonjudgmental, value-free atmosphere. at Waterbury Public Library in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). Free; preregister.

    Plein Air Poetry of Nature Walk


    Sun., May 26, 2-3 p.m.

    The beauty of the natural world inspires stanzas on a guided stroll. at Leddy Park in Burlington (map). Donations; preregister; limited space.

    Burlington Free Write


    Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.

    Aspiring writers respond to prompts in a welcoming atmosphere. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington (map). Free.

    Writing Circle


    Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.

    Words pour out when participants explore creative expression in a low-pressure environment. at The Pathways Vermont Community Center in Burlington (map). Free.

    Food Book Club


    Thu., May 30, 6-7 p.m.

    Readers digest The Best American Food Writing 2018. at Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free; preregister; limited space.

    Frances Cannon

    Frances Cannon


    Thu., May 30, 6:45-8:15 p.m.

    Treating fans to a reading and signing, the local author launches Walter Benjamin Reimagined: A Graphic Translation of Poetry, Prose, Aphorisms and Dreams. at Phoenix Books (Burlington) in Burlington (map). $3.

    Bread Loaf Translators' Conference & Environmental Writers' Conference Lectures & Readings


    May 31-June 6

    Wordsmiths share their craft in this public event series featuring prestigious writers. See for details. at Bread Loaf Campus in Ripton. Middlebury Area (map). Free.

    Book & Media Sale

    Book & Media Sale


    Sat., June 1, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

    Lovers of the written word bag bargain titles. at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map). Free.

    Shomari Wills

    Shomari Wills


    Sat., June 1, 4-6 p.m.

    The Brooklyn journalist and author shares passages from his 2018 book, Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires. A Q&A and social time follow. at Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte. Chittenden County (map). Donations; preregister.

    Poetry Experience


    First and Third Saturday of every month, 1-3 p.m.

    Writers share original work and learn from others in a supportive environment open to all ages and experience levels. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington (map). Free.

    Blast Off Party


    Sun., June 2, 2-4 p.m.

    Adults, teens and kids kick off the library's summer challenge program, "A Universe of Stories," with snacks, storytelling and rare moon rocks and meteorites loaned by NASA. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington (map). Free.

    Burlington Women's Poetry Group


    First Sunday of every month, 3 p.m.

    Female writers seek feedback from fellow rhyme-and-meter mavens. Email for details. at Private residence in Burlington (map). Free.

    David Lightbody


    Tue., June 4, 7 p.m.

    Nonfiction fans flock to the U.S. launch of the Egyptology expert's latest page-turner, The Great Pyramid Operations Manual. at Phoenix Books (Burlington) in Burlington (map). $3.
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