Kate Messner and Linda Urban

Bring your best writer or reader pal to this online celebration of friendship, reading, and writing as award-winning writers Kate Messner and Linda Urban discuss the ways they support each other’s creative work from the first glimmer of an idea, through terrible first drafts, meaningful critique, and –hooray – publication day!  Kate will share examples from History Smashers: The Titanic, the latest i

Jack Kelly: Valcour - The 1776 Campaign That Saved the Cause of Liberty

The wild and suspenseful story of one of the most crucial and least known campaigns of the Revolutionary War when America’s scrappy navy took on the full might of Britain’s sea power.

"Few know of the valor and courage of Benedict Arnold... With such a dramatic main character, the story of the Battle of Valcour is finally seen as one of the most exciting and important of the American Revolution." ―Tom Clavin author of Dodge City and co-author of Valley Forge 

Kerrin McCadden: American Wake

Join us to kick off National Poetry Month with award-winning Vermont poet Kerrin McCadden as we celebrate the release of her new poetry collection, American Wake.

An "American wake" is what the Irish call a farewell to those emigrating to the United States. A New England poet equally at home in Ireland, Kerrin McCadden explores family, death and grief, apologies, and all manner of departures. In the poem "In the Harbor," McCadden writes: 

Phoenix Rising Zoom Salon: A Virtual Open Mic for 55+

Phoenix Rising is a Zoom Salon for the finest writers on the senior circuit (age 55+) for stories, poems, essays, and creative nonfiction by writers who Kirkus Review said, “a vibrant collection of pieces by an eclectic group of older writers.” Rollicking, serious, and heart-wrenching, this is an evening not to miss in this pandemic.

Virtually appear to read and/or to listen! Those interested in reading can sign up at the beginning of the meeting, via the Zoom Chat Box feature.