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    Food & Lit Book Discussion


    Wed., Oct. 23, 6 p.m.

    Sicilian broccoli and sausage are on the menu during a discussion of Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan. at Kiss the Cook (Middlebury) in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map). $5; preregister; limited space.

    Brian Gilmore


    Wed., Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

    The poet behind collections such as 2014's We Didn’t Know Any Gangsters gives voice to original writings. Macomb Hall. at SUNY Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh. Outside Vermont (map). Free.

    Emily Bernard


    Wed., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.

    The University of Vermont professor takes a penetrating look at race in her memoir, Black Is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time and Mine. at McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael's College in Colchester. Chittenden County (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.

    Young Writers Project: Voices for Change


    Thu., Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m.

    Fueled by free pizza, aspiring wordsmiths at this youth-led workshop and open mic share poetry and prose inspired by social justice. at BCA Center in Burlington (map). Free.



    Thu., Oct. 24, 8-10 p.m.

    Local raconteurs tell first-person true stories before a live audience. at Bridgeside Books in Waterbury. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $5.

    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.

    Writer's Block


    Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Continues through Dec. 13

    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.

    Monthly Book Group for Adults


    Mon., Oct. 28, 7 p.m.

    Shanthi Sekaran's Lucky Boy sparks conversation. at Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Brit Readers of the NEK Book Club


    Tue., Oct. 29, 5 p.m.

    Angel Falls by Kristin Hannah and Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens are the featured volumes in this monthly series. at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum in St. Johnsbury. Northeast Kingdom (map). Free.

    'This Land: Rural Stories On Stage'


    Tue., Oct. 29, 7-8:30 p.m.

    Five central Vermonters share experiences that illuminate rural life in the state during a live storytelling event hosted by Vermont Public Radio's Jane Lindholm. Presented by VPR and Vermont PBS. at Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph. Randolph/Royalton (map). Free.

    Kristin Kimball

    Kristin Kimball


    Tue., Oct. 29, 7-8 p.m.

    The organic farmer and writer reads from, discusses and signs copies of Good Husbandry, a follow-up to her 2010 memoir The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food and Love. at Bear Pond Books (Montpelier) in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Richie Graham


    Tue., Oct. 29, 7 p.m.

    Tales of the Dandelion Commune gives readers an unvarnished account of communal living. at Phoenix Books (Burlington) 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.

    Margie Sims


    Thu., Oct. 31, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

    Childcare, coffee and light refreshments are provided at a reading, Q&A and book signing dedicated to the former Essex Junction resident's book Launch: Preparing Your Kids for Takeoff. at Barnes & Noble in South Burlington. Chittenden County (map). Free.
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