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    Bill Torrey


    Sat., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.

    In "Cutting Remarks," the raconteur tells tales — both hilarious and heartwarming — from his real life. at Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington (map). $12.50-15. Buy Tickets

    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.

    Plein Air Poetry of Nature Walk


    Sun., Sept. 22, 2-3 p.m.

    Explorers let their inner poet out to play on a guided gentle stroll. at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington (map). Free.

    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.

    Glynnis Fawkes & Jason Lutes


    Thu., Sept. 26, 6 p.m.

    The graphic novelists open the covers of their respective new books, Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre and Houdini: The Handcuff King. at Phoenix Books (Burlington) in Burlington (map). Free.

    'Says You! The Inside Story'


    Sat., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

    Head writer and host Dave Zobel and panelist Carolyn Faye Fox give fans a look behind the scenes of a word-based parlor game heard on public radio. at Contois Auditorium at City Hall in Burlington (map). $25-35. Buy Tickets

    Storytelling VT


    First Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9 p.m.

    Locals tell true tales before a live audience. at Light Club Lamp Shop in Burlington (map). Free.

    David Huddle


    Wed., Oct. 2, 7 p.m.

    The author launches My Surly Heart, his latest poetry collection. at Phoenix Books (Burlington) in Burlington (map). $3.

    Live Story & Poetry Slam


    Thu., Oct. 3, 6 p.m.

    The new women's publication Reach magazine launches with an open mic-style evening of spoken-word performance featuring Vermont comics Tina Friml and Josie Leavitt. at Soapbox Arts in Burlington (map). $7-25. Buy Tickets

    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.

    Vermont Reads: 'March: Book One': A Visit With Congressman John Lewis & Andrew Aydin

    Vermont Reads: 'March: Book One': A Visit With Congressman John Lewis & Andrew Aydin


    Mon., Oct. 7, 7 p.m.

    Georgia congressman Lewis and author Aydin discuss their award-winning series of graphic novels, the March trilogy, which center on Lewis' powerful memories of the civil rights movement. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington (map). Free.

    David Sedaris


    Mon., Oct. 14, 8 p.m.

    The acclaimed author and NPR contributor shares tales from his latest book, Calypso, in which he filters observations on middle age and mortality through his singular lens of comedic misanthropy. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington (map). $52-62.50.

    Voices of Color Showcase


    Third Monday of every month, 8-10:30 p.m.

    People of color exercise their artistry when sharing stories and poetry. at Light Club Lamp Shop in Burlington (map). $1.

    Mark Redmond


    Fri., Oct. 25, 8 p.m.

    The hirsute Burlington storyteller, whose work has appeared on "The Moth," as well as podcasts such as Risk! and Strangers, presents his latest collection, "The Mustache Diaries." at FlynnSpace in Burlington (map). $15.
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