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  • Universe of Two

    Wednesday, May 13 at 6:30 pm

    **POSTPONED** until further notice. Stay tuned on a future date for Stephen Kiernan!

    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...

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  • *Postponed* Universe of Two *Pre-launch Event*

    Monday, May 04 at 7:00 pm

    Author photo of Stephen Kiernan in front of trees

    **POSTPONED** until further notice. Stay tuned on a future date for Stephen Kiernan!

    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...

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  • Sunday, May 03 at 3:00 pm

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

    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. Bring along your teacup and we'll see you at your laptop! 

    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...

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  • Annual National Poetry Month Reading

    Saturday, April 25 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 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....

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  • Moving Mountains: The Power of Main Street Americans to Change Our Economy

    Wednesday, April 22 at 11:00 am

    Join Phoenix Books and Onion River Press for a *virtual* event with local author Janice Shade, author of Moving Mountains: The Power of Main Street Americans to Change Our Economy.

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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...

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  • 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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  • 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...

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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...

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  • The Crash of Flight 3804: A Lost Spy, a Daughter’s Quest, and the Deadly Politics of the Great Game for Oil

    Thursday, April 09 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 Charlotte Dennett for a talk on her new book, The Crash of Flight 3804: A Lost Spy, a Daughter’s Quest, and the Deadly Politics of the Great Game for Oil.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Unraveling the mystery of a master spy’s death by following pipelines and mapping wars in the Middle East

    In 1947, Daniel Dennett, America’s sole master spy in the Middle East, was dispatched to Saudi Arabia to study the route of the proposed Trans-Arabian Pipeline. It would be his last assignment. A plane carrying him to Ethiopia went down, killing everyone on...

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