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    Wine & Story Open Mic

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    Third Tuesday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 19

    Prompts inspire first-person narratives told to a live audience. at Shelburne Vineyard in Shelburne. Chittenden County (map). $5.

    Laurie Essig

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    Wed., Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m.

    In her book Love, Inc.: Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding and Chasing the Happily Neverafter, the Middlebury College professor argues that humans often let romance blind them to the importance of activism and political engagement. at Phoenix Books (Burlington) in Burlington (map). $3.

    Fiction Workshop

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    Wed., Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m.

    Readers focus on elements of craft when responding to work by Burlington Writers Workshop members. at 110 Main St., Suite 3C in Burlington (map). Free; preregister at meetup.com; limited space.

    Open-Mic Poetry Reading

    Open-Mic Poetry Reading

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    Wed., Feb. 20, 7-8 p.m. and Wed., March 20, 7-8 p.m.

    Bards gear up for PoemTown St. Johnsbury by testing out material in front of a crowd. Listeners are welcome. at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum in St. Johnsbury. Northeast Kingdom (map). Free.

    Writing Circle

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    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.

    All Our Black Voices

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    Thu., Feb. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Books in hand, lit lovers join local poet Toussaint St. Negritude for an open reading-in-the-round of favorite African American poets. at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Poetry Workshop

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    Thu., Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m.

    Wordsmiths analyze creative works-in-progress penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. at 110 Main St., Suite 3C in Burlington (map). Free; preregister at meetup.com; limited space.

    David Schein

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    Thu., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.

    The Burlington writer and theater artist excerpts his novel The Adoption, which fictionalizes the lives of children growing up in Ethiopia and the United States over a 20-year span. at Ahavath Gerim Synagogue in Burlington (map). Free.

    SoundCheck

    SoundCheck

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    Thu., Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m., Thu., March 21, 6-8 p.m. and Thu., April 18, 6-8 p.m.

    Slam poet Rajnii Eddins leads teen wordsmiths in a writing workshop followed by an open mic. Pizza fuels the fun. at BCA Center in Burlington (map). Free.

    Friday Morning Workshop

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    Fri., Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m.

    Wordsmiths offer constructive criticism on works in progress by Burlington Writers Workshop members. at 110 Main St., Suite 3C in Burlington (map). Free; preregister at meetup.com; limited space.

    Writer's Block

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    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.

    Writers’ Wertfrei

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    Sat., Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

    Fiction Craft Workshop

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    Sat., Feb. 23, 2 p.m.

    Burlington Writers Workshop members examine particular tools that are central to the art of writing. at 110 Main St., Suite 3C in Burlington (map). Free; preregister at meetup.com; limited space.

    Monthly Book Group for Adults

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    Mon., Feb. 25, 7 p.m.

    The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran by Masih Alinejad sparks conversation. at Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Faith Examined

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    Tue., Feb. 26, 10:15-11:30 a.m.

    A faith-based discussion of the testimonial collection Coming Out in Faith: Voices of LGBTQ Unitarian Universalists focuses on the church's role in embracing the LGBTQ community. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh. Outside Vermont (map). Free.
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