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    Slam!: Spoken Word Poetry


    Wed., May 24, 6 p.m.

    An open mic paves the way for a juried set at this word fest featuring the Sustainability Academy Poets, Muslim Girls Making Change and Reuben Jackson. at ArtsRiot in Burlington (map). $3.

    Book Launch


    Wed., May 24, 7-8:30 p.m.

    Editors and lauded wordsmiths Sydney Lea and Chard deNiord unveil the anthology Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry. at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Zonta Spelling Bee


    Wed., May 24, 7 p.m.

    Teams duke it out in an annual syllable showdown benefiting the college's Single Parents Program. at Alumni Auditorium, Champlain College in Burlington (map). Free; preregister to participate.

    Writing Circle


    Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Continues through June 7

    Prompts lead into a 30-minute free write and sharing opportunities without judgment. at The Pathways Vermont Community Center in Burlington (map). Free.

    Garrett M. Graff


    Thu., May 25, 7 p.m.

    The former Politico magazine editor opens the cover on his latest title Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself — While the Rest of Us Die. at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington (map). $3.

    Patty Joslyn & Jan Alexandra Sandman


    Thu., May 25, 7-8 p.m.

    Two wordsmiths excerpt their respective nonfiction texts, Ruminate: Meditations on Mystical Wisdoms and White Stones, Bones, and Mist: Authentic Movement and Living Prayer. at Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Rick Bessette Poetry Reading


    Fri., May 26, 3-4 p.m.

    Shelburne's Poet Laureate shares his gift for verse. at Shelburne Museum in Shelburne. Chittenden County (map). Regular admission, $7-24; free for kids under 5; preregister.

    Friday Morning Workshop


    Fri., May 26, 10:30 a.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; limited space.

    Summer Book Sale


    Sat., May 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Bookworms add new titles to their personal libraries. at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Adult Book Discussion


    Tue., May 30, 1-2 p.m.

    Bibliophiles read into The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. at Burnham Memorial Library in Colchester. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    'Going In'


    Tue., May 30, 7-8:30 p.m.

    Poets Jan Sandman and Patty Joslin read original works. at T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    T. Namaya

    T. Namaya


    Wed., May 31, 7-8:30 p.m.

    Vermont entertainer T. Namaya wears many hats — poet, humorist, raconteur, playwright and visual artist among them. Though he has graced stages around the globe, works such as his 2011 album Vermont My Home: A Celebration prove that Namaya’s roots are firmly planted in the Green Mountain State. The troubadour turns up at Montpelier’s Kellogg-Hubbard Library, where banners bearing his poetry currently hang, to perform selections from his new book, Celebrate Life: Viva La Vida. Ranging from poems to stories to songs, these excerpts celebrate life, love, travel and the penman’s Vermont neighbors. at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Mark Pendergrast


    Thu., June 1, 7 p.m.

    City on the Verge: Atlanta and the Fight for America’s Urban Future, a 2017 book exploring issues of race, education, public health and community, makes its Vermont debut. at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington (map). $3.

    Page Burner Reading Series


    Thu., June 1, 7:30 p.m.

    Local writers share original works. at ArtsRiot in Burlington (map). $5.



    First Thursday of every month, 5:30-7 p.m.

    Rhyme-and-meter masters regale listeners with original and chosen poetry at this monthly meet-up. at Mon Vert Café in Woodstock. Upper Valley (map). Free; preregister.
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