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Past Events

  • A Virtual Book Discussion

    Wednesday, January 27 at 7:00 pm

    “Catherine Grace Katz paints a vivid portrait of one of history’s great international summits through the eyes of three young women, each a daughter of a key participant. We get the inside story, and learn the compelling details that bring history to life.” —Erik Larson, author of The Splendid and the Vile

    About The Daughters of Yalta:  The untold story of the three intelligent and glamorous young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference in February 1945, and of the conference’s fateful reverberations in the waning days of...

  • with Nancy Richardson and Sue Burton

    Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is honored to host an evening of poetry with Nancy Richardson and Sue Burton.

    Both Nancy Richardson and Sue Burton were raised in Ohio steel towns during the period of the deconstruction of the steel industry and the crumbling of that once prosperous region. For both poets that experience resulted in the development of a social conscience and an expansion of that conscience into poetry that touches injustice in America. 

    Burton's poetry in Little Steel centers on a steel strike in Massillon, Ohio in 1937 that resulted in shooting deaths. In her new book Going Home, Richardson describes the Kent State shootings in 1970. But these...

  • Saturday, January 09 at 11:00 am

    Calling all kids!  Grab some paper and something to draw with!  

    Join us for a reading and drawing lesson with cartoonist James Kochalka to celebrate the release of his new book for young readers!  


    From Eisner Award-winning cartoonist James Kochalka comes an uproariously funny new series. Banana Fox is on the case! Can Banana Fox and his sidekick, Flashlight, put an end to the Secret Sour Society once and for all?

    Wowie pow!

    The great detective Banana Fox is called back to duty to find a missing turtle. But the deeper he digs, the more he discovers, and it's worse than he thought! The Secret Sour Society is back, and they're mixing up a bunch of trouble. 

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  • Sicilian Dreams

    Thursday, January 07 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books and Vermont Italian Cultural Association are proud to present an evening with Vincent Panella for a discussion of his new novel, Sicilian Dreams.

    About Sicilian Dreams:  "Ever wonder about the step-by-step of the lives of forebearers in homelands lost, left & returned to? About what life was really like in all fullness & detail, real & frail, on both ends? Wish for unforced narrative in explosive situations, redolent of family, betrayal, and murder? Imagine instead of a bridge across the ocean, separating life there and life...

  • in conversation with Sarah Stewart Tayor

    Tuesday, January 05 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is thrilled to welcome Tessa Wegert to our Zoom channel for a discussion of her new mystery novel, The Dead Season. Tessa will be in conversation with fellow mystery author, Sarah Stewart Taylor.

    About The Dead Season

    In order to solve one mystery, Shana must wade into her murky past to unravel another.

    After leaving the NYPD following her abduction by serial killer Blake Bram, Shana Merchant hoped for a fresh start in the Thousand Islands of Upstate New York. Her former tormentor has other plans...

  • Thursday, December 17 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...

  • Once Upon a Winter Day

    Saturday, December 12 at 11:00 am

    A boy learns that nature is full of stories to tell when he finds and follows a mouse's tracks in a wintery wood.

    Milo wants a story, but his mom is too busy to entertain him. Instead, she encourages him to go out and play in the snow. At first, Milo is disappointed - he doesn't want to play outside, he wants a story. 

    But when he starts to follow a trail of mouse-prints, he discovers signs of activity all around, prompting him to ask, "What happened here?" Before long, he's using his imagination -- depicted in lush wordless spreads that capture the vividness of Milo's fantasies -- to fill in the gaps. By the time Milo comes home, he's the one with stories to tell.

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  • Prisoner of Hope

    Tuesday, December 08 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is honored to host an evening with Yvonne Daley to celebrate the release of her latest collection of poetry, Prisoner of Hope.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The morning after the 2016 election, after a nearly 20-year hiatus from writing poetry, the award-winning journalist Yvonne Daley awoke to a poem already forming in her brain. In the intervening years, poetry has been her outlet and her solace

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Yvonne Daley is a journalist, book author, educator, publisher, and director of a writers’ conference in Vermont. In her writing, she has...

  • A Virtual Book Discussion

    Thursday, December 03 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books welcomes photographer Kevin Bubriski to our Zoom Channel for a discussion of his latest book, Our Voices, Our Streets:  American Protests 2001-2011.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The American street has always been the ultimate public venue for political and cultural expression. This collection of images by Kevin Bubriski covers a decade of American street protest that began on January 20, 2001 with the inauguration of George W. Bush and ended with Occupy Wall Street in October of 2011.

    The crowds in the street at the 2001 inauguration made it clear America was at a difficult and defining moment after a contentious election. Following the inauguration of 2001 and the...

  • America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic

    Tuesday, December 01 at 7:00 pm

    In this urgent outpouring of American voices, our poets speak to us as they shelter in place, addressing our collective fear, grief, and hope from eloquent and diverse individual perspectives. Moderated by Alice Quinn, this event features readings by contributors Didi Jackson, Major Jackson, Jay Parini, D. Nurkse, Julia Guez, and Clare Rossini.

    About Together in a Sudden Strangeness:  As the novel coronavirus and its devastating effects began to spread in the United States and around the world, Alice Quinn reached out to poets across the country to see if, and what, they were writing...