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  • The Granville Hermit

    Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 pm

    Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to postpone all of our events/story times for the month of April. Please check back soon for the new date for this event.  

    Join Phoenix Books Burlington and Onion River Press for a celebration of the release of The Granville Hermit by Robert "Butch" Foster.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    What drives a man to withdraw?

    What drove a quiet man to choose a life of solitude--away from people he knew, and grew up with?

    By early adulthood Carl Morse had experienced betrayals, leaving only a select few he could trust. Was it the heartless acts of others? Was it lost love? Was it the atrocities of WWI? What was it that altered Carl Morse's attitude toward society and public interaction? He was known as a seer, a horse whisperer, one who could read people, who could intuit what was going to happen...

    And yet...he retreated into the forest he loved, to the creatures...



  • Turn it Up: Music in Poetry from Jazz to Hip-Hop

    Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 pm

    Author Steven Cramer in front of window

    Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to postpone all of our events/story times for the month of April. Please check back soon for the new date for this event.  

    Join us as part of our National Poetry Month celebration as we welcome Stephen Cramer, editor of Turn It Up! Music in Poetry from Jazz to Hip-Hop, for a book discussion and signing. 

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Turn It Up! Music in Poetry from Jazz to Hip-Hop, edited by Stephen Cramer, is a vibrant anthology of 400 pages, including poems by everyone from Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, and Rita Dove to Yusef Komunyakaa, Kim Addonizio, Kevin Young, and Danez Smith. The book contains 88 poets in all (the number of keys on a piano) and is split into three sections: poems about jazz, poems about blues and rock, and poems about hip-hop. The now famous quote -- writing about music is like dancing about architecture -- has been attributed to everyone from Theolonious Monk to Frank Zappa to Elvis Costello. How can one pin down an invisible craft like music with the more absolute definitions of language? Well, the poets in Turn It Up...



  • Baby Medical School: My Doctor's Visit

    Sunday, April 19 at 12:00 pm

    Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to postpone all of our events/story times for the month of April. Please check back soon for the new date for this event.  

     

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  • Sunday, April 19 at 2:00 pm

    Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to postpone all of our events/story times for the month of April. Please check back soon for the new date for this event.  

    Join us for an afternoon of poetry hosted by Phoenix Books Rutland’s own Bianca Amira Zanella. Come to read, come to listen, or come for both! Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

    ABOUT THE EVENT HOST:  Bianca Amira Zanella is a Vermont-based performance poet, paper artist, and events coordinator, as well as the Poet-in-Residence at Phoenix Books Rutland. Zanella’s poems have most recently appeared in The Rutland Herald, The Mountain Troubadour, and The Reverie. In 2019, Bianca acted as Wellness Coordinator for the Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam (FEMS) tournament based in Cambridge, MA, and founded “Infinite Lit: a night of spoken word poetry,” co-producing this series alongside Michael Kingsbury around Rutland County. In 2020, Bianca founded and is the owner of The Paper Poet, offering healing poetic experiences. She will be competing in the Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWPS) in Dallas, Texas, in March 2020,...



  • Annual National Poetry Month Reading

    Saturday, April 25 at 2:00 pm to at 3:30 pm

    Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to postpone all of our events/story times for the month of April. Please check back soon for the new date for this event.  

    Join members of the Poetry Society of Vermont for the eighth annual PSOV Poetry Reading at Phoenix Books Burlington!

    Founded in 1947, PSOV is an association of poets and supporters who join in promoting an interest in poetry through meetings, workshops, readings, contests, and contributions to the society's chapbook, The Mountain Troubadour. Anyone may join the society including high school and college students and non-residents of Vermont. Visit www.poetrysocietyofvermont.org for more information.

    ADMISSION: This event is free and open to all.



  • Universe of Two *Pre-launch Event*

    Monday, May 04 at 7:00 pm

    Author photo of Stephen Kiernan in front of trees

    Join Stephen P. Kiernan and Phoenix Books Burlington for a pre-launch event for his new novel, Universe of Two!

    ABOUT THE BOOK: “Stephen Kiernan has pulled off the nearly impossible, reminding us by wrapping a war story in a love story that although we hold the power for our own extinction, we also have the power to redeem, heal, and save.  The most tender, terrifying, relevant book you’ll read this year.”—Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Lost Family

    From the critically acclaimed author of The Baker’s Secret and The Curiosity comes a novel of conscience, love, and redemption—a fascinating fictionalized account of the life of Charlie Fisk, a gifted mathematician who was drafted...



  • Universe of Two

    Wednesday, May 13 at 6:30 pm

    Join us as we welcome Stephen P. Kiernan to Phoenix Books Rutland for a talk on his new novel, Universe of Two!

    ABOUT THE BOOK: “Stephen Kiernan has pulled off the nearly impossible, reminding us by wrapping a war story in a love story that although we hold the power for our own extinction, we also have the power to redeem, heal, and save.  The most tender, terrifying, relevant book you’ll read this year.”—Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Lost Family

    From the critically acclaimed author of The Baker’s Secret and The Curiosity comes a novel of conscience, love, and redemption—a fascinating fictionalized account of the life of Charlie Fisk, a gifted mathematician who was drafted into Manhattan Project and ordered against his morals to build the detonator for the atomic bomb. With his musician wife, he spends his postwar life seeking redemption—and they find it together.

    Graduating from Harvard at the height of World War II, brilliant mathematician Charlie Fish is assigned...



  • The Last Druid (The Fall of Shannara #4)

    Thursday, June 04 at 7:00 pm

    The publication of The Last Druid has been rescheduled for late October by the publisher.  Stay tuned for a new event date!

     

    Join Terry Brooks for a talk his latest (and the final) book in The Fall of Shannara series:  The Last Druid!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Hope blooms anew for the Four Lands in this riveting conclusion, not only to the Fall of Shannara series but to the entire Shannara saga—a truly landmark event over forty years in the making!


    Since he first began the Shannara saga in 1977, Terry Brooks has had a clear idea of how the series should end, and now that moment is at hand.

    As the Four Lands reels under the Skaar invasion—spearheaded by a warlike people determined to make this land their own—our heroes must decide what they will risk to save the integrity of their home. Even as one group remains to defend the Four Lands, another is undertaking a perilous journey across the sea to the Skaar homeland, carrying with them a new piece of technology that could change the face of the world forever. And yet a third is trapped in a...



  • Fly Fishing & Conservation in Vermont: Stories of the Battenkill and Beyond

    Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00 pm

    Join Tim Traver for a talk on his new book, Fly Fishing & Conservation in Vermont: Stories of the Battenkill and Beyond.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Vermont is an angler's paradise, but few pause to consider the past and future impact that conservation has had on trout fishing. Writer, angler and conservationist Tim Traver combines the latest fisheries science with well-seasoned opinions on the storied past, evolving present and hopeful future of this worthy pursuit. Become part of a long-running stewardship and restoration story with a history of success and a challenging future. This is fishing journalism at its best, with stories and resources that are sure to whet your appetite for exploring the rivers, streams, and lakes in the most rural corners of the state. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book supports the work of the White River Partnership and Vermont River Conservancy.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Tim Traver grew up fishing the saltwater bays, marshes, and rivers of southern New England and has had a passion for fishing and fisheries science ever since. He's worked as a commercial...



  • The Shadow Wand

    Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an evening with Laurie Forest to celebrate the launch of The Shadow Wand! Laurie will be bringing dragon cupcakes to share! (While supplies last.)

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    HER WORLD-ALTERING SECRET CAN'T BE HIDDEN MUCH LONGER

    Elloren Gardner hides the most powerful secret in all Erthia--she is the Black Witch of Prophecy, and destined to triumph...or be used as the ultimate weapon of destruction. 

    Separated from everyone she loves, isolated and hunted, Elloren must turn to the last person she can trust--her fastmate, Commander Lukas Grey. With the Mage forces of Gardneria poised to conquer all of Erthia, Elloren has no choice but to ally with Lukas and combine their power to keep herself out of the hands of Gardnerian leader Marcus Vogel...the holder of the all-consuming Shadow Wand. 

    With just weeks to train to become a warrior, and no control over her magic, Elloren finds unexpected allies among those under orders to kill her. It's time to step up. To fight back. And to forge onward through the most devastating loss yet.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR...



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