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  • murmurs at the gate *Book Launch*

    Thursday, June 06 at 7:00 pm

    Join Suzanne S. Rancourt to celebrate the launch of her new book of poetry, murmers at the gate.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Suzanne S. Rancourt’s second book of poetry uses both fictional and auto-biographical events to create a chorus of survivors. These poems for the unspeakable, the marginalized, the “in-betweeners,” create a chorus of survivors in the theatre of life’s sorrow, love, tragedy, beauty, and profound human resiliency.  Ms. Rancourt’s life attests to being a survivor, and states, “Prejudice is non-discriminatory.”  murmurs at the gate, is a poetic narrative that explores the harsh measures of life’s wars. “If we are at war with everything, who are the Warriors? Who are the survivors? And, for how long does the war cry reverberate?”  Marine and Army veteran, and multi-modal artist, Ms. Rancourt brings to the reader her rich and diverse metaphors inspired by rural mountain living and Native American culture.  Ms. Rancourt honors all her ancestors in this astounding book where every murmur could be your own. 

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Ms. Rancourt, of Abenaki/Huron decent...


  • The Silk Road

    Thursday, June 13 at 7:00 pm

    Join Kathryn Davis for a reading from her new book, The Silk Road, a spellbinding novel about transience and mortality.

    ABOUT THE BOOKThe Silk Road begins on a mat in yoga class, deep within a labyrinth on a settlement somewhere in the icy north, under the canny guidance of Jee Moon. When someone fails to rise from corpse pose, the Astronomer, the Archivist, the Botanist, the Keeper, the Topologist, the Geographer, the Iceman, and the Cook remember the paths that brought them there—paths on which they still seem to be traveling.

    The Silk Road also begins in rivalrous skirmishing for favor, in the protected Eden of childhood, and it ends in the harrowing democracy of mortality, in sickness and loss and death. Kathryn Davis’s sleight of hand brings the past, present, and future forward into brilliant coexistence; in an endlessly shifting landscape, her characters make their way through ruptures, grief, and apocalypse, from existence to nonexistence, from embodiment to pure spirit.

    Since the beginning of her extraordinary career, Davis has been fascinated by journeys. Her books have been shaped around road...


  • Life on the Other Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont

    Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 pm

    Join Teresa Mares for a talk on her new book, Life on the Other Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  In her timely new book, Teresa M. Mares explores the intersections of structural vulnerability and food insecurity experienced by migrant farmworkers in the northeastern borderlands of the United States. Through ethnographic portraits of Latinx farmworkers who labor in Vermont’s dairy industry, Mares powerfully illuminates the complex and resilient ways workers sustain themselves and their families while also serving as the backbone of the state’s agricultural economy. In doing so, Life on the Other Border exposes how broader movements for food justice and labor rights play out in the agricultural sector, and powerfully points to the misaligned agriculture and immigration policies impacting our food system today.

    " Life on the Other Border is at once a critical analysis of the inequities, fear, and invisibility experienced by dairy farmworkers in the picturesque landscape of Vermont and a compelling tribute to them. The individuals and families Teresa M. Mares introduces in this book...


  • The Not Good Enough Mother

    Thursday, June 27 at 7:00 pm

    Join Sharon Lamb for a talk on her new book, The Not Good Enough Mother.

    ABOUT THE BOOKA psychologist who evaluates the fitness of parents when their children have been removed from their custody finds herself reassessing her own mothering when her son falls victim to the opioid crisis.

    Psychologist and expert witness Dr. Sharon Lamb evaluates parents, particularly in high-stakes cases concerning the termination of parental rights. The conclusions she reaches can mean that some children are returned home from foster homes. Others are freed for adoption. Well-trained, Lamb generally can decide what’s in the best interests of the child. But when her son’s struggle with opioid addiction comes to light, she starts to doubt her right to make judgments about other mothers.

    As an expert, a professor, and a mother, Lamb gives voice to the near impossible standards demanded by a society prone to blame mothers when anything befalls their children. She describes vividly the plight of individual parents, mothers in particular, struggling with addiction...


  • The Lesson

    Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 pm

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  • The Drama of Celebrity

    Saturday, November 09 at 4:00 pm

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