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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, August 06 at 7:00 pm to at 8:30 pm

    Join us for an evening of poetry hosted by Phoenix Books' own Bianca Amira Zanella! 

    Come to read, come to listen, or come for both!  Those interested in reading can sign up at the beginning of the meeting, via the Zoom Chat Box feature.

    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. 

    This event is free and open to all! Please register with Eventbrite ...



  • Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00 pm to at 8:30 pm

    Join actor, comedian, and bestselling author Mike Birbiglia with poet J. Hope Stein in celebrating their new book, The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad.

    This is a ticketed event. The $30 ticket includes a $4 donation to Vermont Comedy Club. Ticket purchase includes entry for your household to the virtual event as well a copy of The New One with a signed bookplate. Upon ticket purchase, you will receive a link and password to attend the virtual event on Zoom. Please note that your ticket and book purchase are not refundable.

    About the Book:

    With laugh-out-loud funny parenting observations, the New York Times bestselling author and award-winning comedian delivers a book that is perfect for anyone who has ever raised a child, been a child, or refuses to stop acting like one.

    About the Authors:

    MIKE BIRBIGLIA is a comedian, storyteller, director, and actor who has performed for audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to...



  • Virtual Open Mic

    Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 pm to at 8:30 pm

    Join us for an open mic, inspired by the Ageless Authors Anthology, featuring writers 65 and older.

    This event is free and open to all and hosted by playwright and screenwriter Jean Yeager, winner of 2020's Ageless Authors Fiction Prose Category and Bianca Amira Zanella of Phoenix Books.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    DANG, I Wish I Hadn’t Done That and Other Senior Moments from the Ageless Authors Writing Contest is a powerful collection of 34 stories and poems from the writing group’s 2018 competition for seniors age 65 and older. Ageless Authors is the only writers’ group and publisher that promotes older writers exclusively.

    Reviewers also consider the book unique. Kirkus Reviews calls it “A vibrant collection of pieces by an eclectic group of older writers.” OnlineBookClub.org goes even further: “A display of courage and vision, this remarkable collection of stories and poems could be a step forward in...