Past Events

  • Saturday, September 25 at 11:00 am

    Join us for story time and drawing lesson with Liz Garton Scanlon and Kevan Atteberry, the author and illustrator team behind the picture book I Want a Boat!

    A box is never just a box when you have a vivid imagination and a couple stuffed animal friends to join you on a fantastic ocean voyage.

    I have a box,
    I want a boat.

    With nothing but spare text and a bright imagination, I Want a Boat! follows a girl as she finds a way to transform a plain old box in an ordinary room into a magical sailboat, complete with a rudder, sail, and anchor. She and her stuffed-animal friends take to the high seas, encounter raging storms, and make it to dry land, just in time for supper.

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  • Wednesday, September 22 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...

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  • Virtual Cooking Demo and Book Talk

    Tuesday, September 21 at 7:00 pm

    Never throw out your leftovers again with these delicious and healthy meals designed to transform into an entirely different dish the next night. 

    While most meal-prep cookbooks require you to plan your entire week ahead of time and spend hours in the kitchen (and a small fortune on groceries), Cook Once Dinner Fix shows you how to utilize the leftovers from one meal to create an entirely new creation for the next. The leftover Roasted Garlic Turkey Breast transforms into Spiced Turkey Potato Soup, and Dry-Rubbed Barbecue Brisket becomes crowd-pleasing Cheesesteak-Stuffed Peppers. No matter your favorite flavor profile or dietary restrictions, this book is packed with recipes the whole family will enjoy.

    The Cook Once...

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  • Brett Ann Stanciu in conversation with Kerrin McCadden

    Thursday, September 16 at 7:30 pm

    Join us as we welcome Vermont author Brett Ann Stanciu for a discussion of her new book Unstitched: My Journey to Understand Opioid Addiction and How People and Communities Can Heal which shares the powerful story of one librarian’s quest to understand the impact of addiction fed by stigma and inevitable secrecy.  Brett will be in conversation with Vermont poet Kerrin McCadden.

    What if society looked at addiction without judgement?

    The opioid epidemic has hit people in communities large and small and across all socio-economic classes. What should...

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  • Virtual Book Discussion

    Thursday, September 09 at 7:00 pm

     Join us for an evening with the editors and contributors to The Most Costly Journey: Stories of Migrant Farmworkers in Vermont Drawn by New England Cartoonists for a discussion of this important new book.  

    This non-fiction comics anthology presents stories of survival and healing told by Latin American migrant farmworkers in Vermont, and drawn by New England cartoonists as part of the El Viaje M's Caro Project-a health care outreach effort of the Open Door Clinic and UVM Extension Bridges to Health aimed at addressing the overlooked mental health needs of these vulnerable immigrants. Originally distributed to farm workers as individual Spanish language comic books, this collected edition brings the lives and voices-as well as the...

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  • Thursday, August 26 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...

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  • Virtual Book Release Celebration & Cooking Demo

    Saturday, August 21 at 11:00 am

    Calling all bakers! Join us as we welcome Katarina Cermelj to our Zoom stage for a discussion of her new book Baked to Perfection: Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes with a Pinch of Science, the only gluten-free baking book you'll ever need, with delicious recipes that work perfectly every time!
     

    “Katarina Cermelj effortlessly combines her knowledge of both science and baking to demystify gluten-free baking once and for all.” —Erin Jeanne McDowell, author of The Fearless Baker 
     

    From proper crusty bread, pillowy soft cinnamon rolls and glorious layered cakes to fudgy brownies, incredibly flaky rough puff pastry and delicate patisserie – everything that once seemed impossible to...

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  • BCA presents an inspiring, TED Talk-like speaker series

    Monday, August 16 at 12:30 pm

    Join hosts Gina Stevensen and Quinn Rol in this inspiring, TED Talk-like speaker series, this week featuring Lindsey Stoddard.
    Stoddard is a Vermont author of several books for middle-grade readers, which have been very popular with our readers.

    Phoenix Books will be on hand at the event with her books, so this is a great chance to get a signed copy. Hope to see you there! 

    Event is free & open to all, presented by Burlington City Arts.

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  • Hard Won, Not Done: Voting Matters; presented by VSCA

    Saturday, August 14 at 12:30 pm

    Annette Gordon-Reed is wearing a dark plum shirt, standing in front of a window

    Voting matters are front and center, including here in Vermont.

    Hard Won, Not Done, presented by Vermont Sufferage Centennial Alliance (VSCA) will coalesce around four themes: immigrant voting, enfranchisement, queer inclusion, and municipal voting.
    This event is free & open to the public, find out more here

    Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning historian and author, is the keynoter for the event.
    In her 2008 book, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, Gordon-Reed shed new light on relationships among enslaved persons by tracing three...

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  • A Virtual Book Discussion

    Thursday, August 12 at 7:00 pm

    Join us as we welcome Gerette Buglion for a discussion of her new book An Everyday Culta personal memoir and a wake-up call for society to recognize and reject the erosion of critical thinking. 

    Tracing the arc of eighteen years under a trusted teacher's unethical tutelage, Gerette Buglion's true-life story shows how her innocent quest for meaning is answered by a man who sees directly into her soul, awakening insight while simultaneously eroding her capacity for critical thinking. Through an increasingly murky and treacherous narrative, she lays bare the hallmarks of cultic manipulation-mind control that flies under the radar of human awareness-and implores society to wake up to its ever-present abuses of...

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