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    Friday Morning Workshop

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    Fri., Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.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.

    Megan Price

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    Fri., Sept. 21, 4 p.m.

    Fans of the Vermont Wild: Adventures of Fish & Game Wardens series hear the stories behind the stories in the author's latest volume. at Carpenter-Carse Library in Hinesburg. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Archer Mayor

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    Fri., Sept. 21, 7 p.m.

    The Vermont writer regales readers with passages from his most recent mystery, Bury the Lead: A Joe Gunther Novel. at Norwich Bookstore in Norwich. Upper Valley (map). Free.

    Maureen Johnson

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    Sat., Sept. 22, 1-3 p.m.

    Devotees of writers such as Agatha Christie flock to a book signing and meet and greet with the New York Times best-selling author of Truly Devious. at Phoenix Books (Burlington) in Burlington (map). Free.

    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.

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    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.

    Kate DiCamillo & Harry Bliss

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    Sun., Sept. 23, 2 p.m.

    The John Newbury Medal-winning author and the popular illustrator team up for a chat about their collaborative children's book, Good Rosie! at Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington (map). Free; preregister; limited space.

    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.

    Reading Through the Bible

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    Mondays, 7-8 p.m. Continues through April 8

    Participants gather near the fireplace to peruse the Scriptures. at Panera Bread (South Burlington) in South Burlington. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    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.

    Rick Winston

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

    Richard Watts of the Center for Research on Vermont converses with the author of Red Scare in the Green Mountains: The McCarthy Era in Vermont 1946-1960. at Phoenix Books (Burlington) in Burlington (map). $3.

    The Writing Life: Fiction 2018

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    Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 23

    Instruction, video resources, in-class discussion and take-home assignments help wordsmiths hone their craft. at Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes. Middlebury Area (map). Free; preregister.

    Search for Meaning Discussion Group

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    Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 25

    Readers reflect on The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet by Matthieu Ricard and Trinh Xuan Thuan. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh. Outside Vermont (map). Free.
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