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    Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Lectures & Readings


    Through Aug. 23

    Notable novelists and poets deliver readings and lectures on different aspects of their craft. See middlebury.edu for details. Little Theatre. at Bread Loaf Campus in Ripton. Middlebury Area (map). Free; call to confirm.

    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.

    Veterans Book Group


    Every other Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 21

    Women who have served in the U.S. military connect over reading materials and a light dinner. Women's Comprehensive Care Center. at White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction. Upper Valley (map). Free; preregister.

    Reyna Grande

    Reyna Grande


    Thu., Aug. 22, 8:15 p.m.

    At just 9 years old, Reyna Grande left her home in the city of Iguala, Mexico, to join her parents in the United States, where she entered as an undocumented immigrant. She went on to become the first person in her family to graduate from college. In her best-selling 2013 memoir The Distance Between Us, she recounts her young life on both sides of the southern border. In 2018, Grande published a sequel, A Dream Called Home. The American Book Award winner gives a public reading with fellow author Sally Keith as part of the Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. at Bread Loaf Campus in Ripton. Middlebury Area (map). Free; call to confirm.

    Food Book Club


    Thu., Aug. 22, 6-7 p.m.

    Readers digest The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats by Daniel Stone. at Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free; preregister; limited space.

    Vermont Authors Lecture Series: Thomas Christopher Greene


    Thu., Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.

    Fiction fans perk up their ears for passages from the thrilling novel The Perfect Liar. at Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro. Northeast Kingdom (map). $12; $70 for the series.

    Escaping Gilead: 'The Handmaid's Tale' Fan Discussion


    Thu., Aug. 22, 7 p.m.

    Fans of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel gather to discuss the acclaimed book and TV adaptation. at Barnes & Noble in South Burlington. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Emily Bernard

    Emily Bernard


    Fri., Aug. 23, 6-7:30 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 Worthen Library in South Hero. Champlain Islands/Northwest (map). Free.

    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.

    Voicing Art Poetry Reading


    Sat., Aug. 24, 2-3 p.m.

    Visual art meets the written word as poets share original pieces penned in response to the Flynndog Gallery exhibition "Bucolic Concrete." at Nomad Coffee — South End Station in Burlington (map). Free.

    Katherine Arden


    Mon., Aug. 26, 6 p.m.

    Local lit lovers gather for a summer reading party and book launch for the Vermont author's latest novel, Dead Voices. at Phoenix Books (Essex) in Essex. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Sharon Lamb

    Sharon Lamb


    Tue., Aug. 27, 7-8 p.m.

    Drawing on her background as a psychologist, the writer delves into The Not Good Enough Mother, her 2019 book examining society's inclination to blame moms for the plights of their children. at Bear Pond Books (Montpelier) in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Miciah Bay Gault & Ann Dávila Cardinal


    Tue., Aug. 27, 7-8 p.m.

    Two Vermont writers read from their respective new novels, Goodnight Stranger and Five Midnights. at Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick. Northeast Kingdom (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.

    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.
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