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Upcoming Events

  • James Crews and Diana Whitney

    Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 pm

    Join Vermont poets James Crews and Diana Whitney for an evening of poetry as we celebrate the release of their new anthologies.

    How to Love the World:  Poems of Gratitude and Hope  

    More and more people are turning to poetry as an antidote to divisiveness, negativity, anxiety, and the frenetic pace of life. How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope offers readers uplifting, deeply felt, and relatable poems by well-known poets from all walks of life and all parts of the US, including inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, Joy Harjo, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ross Gay, Tracy K. Smith, and others. The work of these poets captures the beauty, pleasure, and connection readers hunger for. How to Love the World, which contains new works by Ted Kooser, Mark Nepo, and Jane Hirshfield, invites readers to use poetry as part of their daily gratitude practice to uncover the simple gifts of abundance and joy to be found everywhere. With pauses for stillness and invitations for writing and reflection throughout, as well as reading group questions and topics for...



  • The Happy Garden: Best Friends

    Saturday, April 17 at 11:00 am

    John & Jennifer Churchman will be joining us from Moonrise Farm for a very special story time featuring their new book, The Happy Garden: Best Friends!  

    Follow the story of a little frog named Oliver and baby caterpillar Flora as she makes her transformation into a beautiful monarch butterfly. Watch their journey unfold in this heartwarming tale of friendship, and unconditional love while growing up in The Happy Garden.

    ABOUT THE AUTHORS: John Churchman is a photographer, artist, and farmer. Jennifer Churchman is a multimedia artist, storyteller, and writer. John and Jennifer combine their talents to give voice to the stories of the animals that surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives. They have made their home on a small farm in the beautiful countryside of Essex, Vermont, with their daughter Gabrielle.

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  • John Woodrow Cox in conversation with CNN's Daniel Dale

    Monday, April 19 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is honored to host journalist John Woodrow Cox for a discussion of his timely and critically important new book, Children Under Fire.  John will be in conversation with reporter Daniel Dale from CNN's Washington Bureau. 

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Based on the acclaimed series—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—an intimate account of the devastating effects of gun violence on our nation’s children, and a call to action for a new way forward

    In 2017, seven-year-old Ava in South Carolina wrote a letter to Tyshaun, an eight-year-old boy from Washington, DC. She asked him to be her pen pal; Ava thought they could help each other. The kids had a tragic connection—both were traumatized by gun violence. Ava’s best friend had been killed in a campus shooting at her elementary school, and Tyshaun’s father had been shot to death outside of the boy’s elementary school. Ava’s and Tyshaun’s stories are extraordinary, but not unique. In the past decade, 15,000 children have been killed from gunfire, though that number does not account for the...



  • Virtual Book Discussion

    Tuesday, April 20 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is pleased to virtually present an evening with Chuck Collins for a discussion of his most recent book, The Wealth Hoarders. 

    This is a ticketed event. Ticket purchase includes entry for your household to the virtual event as well as a copy of The Wealth Hoarders with a signed bookplate and shipping via USPS Media Mail (US addesses only). You will receive a link to join the Zoom event the day of the event, April 20th. Please allow 7-10 businees days for book delivery due to Covid-related USPS delays.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: For decades, a secret army of tax attorneys, accountants and wealth managers has been developing into the shadowy Wealth Defense Industry. These 'agents of inequality' are paid millions to hide trillions for the richest 0.01%. 

    In this book, inequality expert Chuck Collins, who himself inherited a fortune, interviews the leading players and gives a unique insider account of how this industry is doing everything it can to create and entrench...



  • Wednesday, April 21 at 7:00 pm

    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. 

    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. 

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  • Red Kite, Blue Sky

    Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is honored to present an evening of poetry with Madeleine May Kunin.  Please join us to celebrate the release of her debut collection of poetry, Red Kite, Blue Sky.

    Red Kite, Blue Sky celebrates life and the natural world, occasioned by the birth of grand-children, the memories of friendship and past birthdays/Bar Mitzvahs, a gift of plum-colored gloves from the poet’s daughter, the Sicilian sun which “melts my argument against myself," with sharp observations and humor. Like Emily Dickinson before her, Kunin does not shy away from death; rather she embraces the anticipation “before death drags me deep,” the gap in her life when her beloved husband dies, the fear of immigration to America during World War II with “an H for Hebrew, I found out later,” and the sadness of being isolated as an older woman living alone during the pandemic. For years Kunin was caught in the tempo of politics—as governor, as a federal official, and as an ambassador—but as she eased into retirement from public life, she found a door that opened for her to explore the multi-layered language of poetry.

    Madeleine May Kunin, the first...



  • featuring My First Origami Animals Kit

    Saturday, April 24 at 11:00 am

    Grab some origami paper* and join us for a fun, all-ages workshop with renowned origami artist and author Joel Stern!  Fold-along with Joel as he shows us how to create 5 animals from his most recent kit, My First Origami Animals Kit:  Speedy the Turtle, Downy the Duck, Grasshopper Gus, Patches the Panda, and Clara Cluckworthy.  

    *if you don't have any origami paper at home, cut some sheets to 6" squares to use for the event.

    My First Origami Animals Kit is the perfect way to introduce children to the joys—and benefits—of origami. With 17 lifelike animal projects, each with easy instructions and colorful folding papers, this origami kit will provide hours of fun away from screens. Through origami, kids will learn geometry, dexterity and creative skills without even realizing it!  Once the models are folded, the fun continues with all sorts of stickers—eyes, noses, paws and more—to make the models look as silly or serious as they want. Kids will be so proud to show off their very first origami animals!

    Joel Stern is the best-selling...



  • The Oriole & the Ovenbird

    Thursday, April 29 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an evening of poetry with Vermont poet Angela Patten as we celebrate the release of her most recent collection of poetry, The Oriole & the Ovenbird.  

    "Angela Patten’s The Oriole & the Ovenbird offers us bird-loving readers the pleasure of seeing the birds and savoring their habits and quirky ways. But the poems of the collection also deliver to us a profundity about our human lives as we absorb the insightful portraits of these creatures that are both common and extraordinary. These serious, crafty, and elegant compositions show us just how necessary birds are to our spiritual lives; a task that also warns us how bereft we will be if we no longer have the birds enriching our days."

    --David Huddle, author of Blacksnake at the Family Reunion and My Surly Heart

    Angela Patten is author of four poetry collections, The Oriole and the Ovenbird (Kelsay Books), In Praise of Usefulness (Wind Ridge...



  • Hour of the Witch: Virtual Book Release Celebration

    Monday, May 03 at 7:00 pm

    Join us to celebrate the release of bestselling author Chris Bohjalian's newest book, Hour of the Witch!  We are thrilled and honored to be able to host this virtual pre-release celebration with Chris who will be in conversation with fellow bestselling Vermont author, Jennifer McMahon.

    "A twisty thriller set in 17th-century Boston...With its exploration of themes including domestic abuse, toxic masculinity, and mass hysteria, the novel feels like anything but a period piece." —Publishers Weekly

    About the Book A young Puritan woman--faithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul--plots her escape from a violent marriage in this riveting and propulsive novel of historical suspense from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant.Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas,...



  • Tuesday, May 11 at 7:00 pm

    Check back soon for more details!