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    Vermont Book Award Gala

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    Sat., Sept. 22, 6-10 p.m.

    The Vermont Book Award winner is revealed at a celebration of literature complete with readings, music and distinguished guests. at Alumni Hall, Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). $45; cash bar.

    Words Out Loud

    Words Out Loud

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    Sun., Sept. 23, 3-5 p.m.

    When the autumn air turns crisp, some Vermonters may choose to cozy up with a good book. Words Out Loud, an annual afternoon reading series, introduces lit lovers to Green Mountain State authors and their work. The second installment of this season’s sequence spotlights poets George Longenecker and Karla Van Vliet. Longenecker, a Middlesex resident and president of the Poetry Society of Vermont, released his first full-length collection, Star Route, in March. Two-time Pushcart Prize nominee Van Vliet is the author of two poetry collections and the forthcoming chapbook Fragments: From the Lost Book of the Bird Spirit. Bookworms can meet the writers at a post-reading reception at the Kent Museum. at Old West Church in Calais. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    George's Mystery Book Club

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    Mon., Sept. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Readers look for clues in Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran and The Devil in Her Way by Bill Loehfelm. at Bear Pond Books (Montpelier) in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Monthly Book Group for Adults

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    Mon., Sept. 24, 7 p.m.

    Popular page-turners spark conversation. at Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Extempo

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    Mon., Sept. 24, 8-10 p.m.

    Local raconteurs tell first-person true stories before a live studio audience on the opening night of 91.1 WGDR's fall pledge drive. at Eliot D. Pratt Library, Goddard College in Plainfield. Barre/Montpelier (map). Donations.

    Abdi Nor Iftin

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    Tue., Sept. 25, 7-8 p.m.

    Nonfiction fans are drawn to a discussion, Q&A and signing of the author's memoir, Call Me American. at Bear Pond Books (Montpelier) in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    All-Ages Anything Goes! Slam

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    Fri., Sept. 28, 6:30-8 p.m.

    From poets to musicians to magicians, performers share works up to five minutes long. Arrive early for pizza. at Aldrich Public Library in Barre. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Words Out Loud

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    Sun., Sept. 30, 3-5 p.m.

    Wordsmiths Rick Agran and Elena Georgiou read their poetry and prose as part of a series highlighting Vermont writers. A reception at the Kent Museum follows. at Old West Church in Calais. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Joy Passanante

    Joy Passanante

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    Mon., Oct. 1, 4-5 p.m.

    Norwich University's Writers Series welcomes the author of Through a Long Absence: Words from My Father's Wars. at Kreitzberg Library, Norwich University in Northfield. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Archer Mayor

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    Tue., Oct. 2, 7-8 p.m.

    The Vermont writer regales readers with passages from his most recent mystery, Bury the Lead: A Joe Gunther Novel. at Bear Pond Books (Montpelier) in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Rick Winston

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    Wed., Oct. 3, 7 p.m.

    Forgotten history comes to the fore in excerpts of Red Scare in the Green Mountains: The McCarthy Era in Vermont 1946-1960, read by the author. at Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.
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