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Past Events

  • *Virtual Event*

    Thursday, July 02 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for a FireWorks Verse Open Mic hosted by Phoenix Books' own Bianca Amira Zanella!

    You are invited to a poetry pick-me-up performance with pop! People want poems more than ever during this uncertain time, so we welcome you to RSVP for another virtual pandemic poetry party. We will find comfort in each other's words, release our stress and emotional weight, and celebrate connection and gratitude. Bring your best metaphoric firework of a verse to share, or just come to listen to the show! We'll see you on Zoom!

    Those interested in reading can sign up at the beginning of the meeting, via the Zoom Chat Box feature. ...

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  • Virtual Event

    Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for a virtual discussion with Dr. Peter Hogenkamp about his latest novel, The Intern!

    About the book:

    Girl meets boy, finds love, and her life is transformed forever, but not in the way anyone expects.

    Maggie Johnson is a twenty-seven-year old fledgling medical doctor struggling to get through her internship at ‘Our Lady of the Golden Arches,’ a busy charity hospital in Spanish Harlem; Bobby is a twelve-year-old ward of the state suffering from incurable cancer. They meet in the ninth month of Maggie’s internship, at a time when she is physically spent, emotionally drained, and uncertain if she wants to continue down the path her father—the renowned orthopedic surgeon and chief architect of...

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  • Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an open mic, inspired by the Ageless Authors Anthology, featuring writers 65 and older.

    This event is free and open to all and hosted by playwright and screenwriter Jean Yeager, winner of 2020's Ageless Authors Fiction Prose Category and Bianca Amira Zanella of Phoenix Books.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    DANG, I Wish I Hadn’t Done That and Other Senior Moments from the Ageless Authors Writing Contest is a powerful collection of 34 stories and poems from the writing group’s 2018 competition for seniors age 65 and older. Ageless Authors is the only writers’ group and publisher that promotes older writers exclusively.

    Reviewers also consider the book unique. ...

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  • Fly Fishing & Conservation in Vermont: Stories of the Battenkill and Beyond

    Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00 pm

    Join Tim Traver for a talk on his new book, Fly Fishing & Conservation in Vermont: Stories of the Battenkill and Beyond.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Vermont is an angler's paradise, but few pause to consider the past and future impact that conservation has had on trout fishing. Writer, angler and conservationist Tim Traver combines the latest fisheries science with well-seasoned opinions on the storied past, evolving present and hopeful future of this worthy pursuit. Become part of a long-running stewardship and restoration story with a history of success and a challenging future. This is fishing journalism at its best, with stories and resources that are sure to whet your appetite for exploring the rivers, streams, and lakes in the most...

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  • The Shadow Wand Book Launch

    Tuesday, June 09 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for a virtual evening with Laurie Forest to celebrate the launch of The Shadow Wand!!  

    Preorder The Shadow Wand now for a signed copy of this book AND a limited-edition Black Witch tote bag (while supplies last)!

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    HER WORLD-ALTERING SECRET CAN'T BE HIDDEN MUCH LONGER

    Elloren Gardner hides the most powerful secret in all Erthia--she is the Black Witch of Prophecy, and destined to triumph...or be used as the ultimate weapon...

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  • The Last Druid (The Fall of Shannara #4)

    Thursday, June 04 at 7:00 pm

    The publication of The Last Druid has been rescheduled for late October by the publisher.  Stay tuned for a new event date!

     

    Join Terry Brooks for a talk his latest (and the final) book in The Fall of Shannara series:  The Last Druid!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  Hope blooms anew for the Four Lands in this riveting conclusion, not only to the Fall of Shannara series but to the entire Shannara saga—a truly landmark event over forty years in the making!


    Since he first began the Shannara saga in 1977, Terry Brooks has had a clear idea of how the series should end, and now that moment is at hand.

    As the Four Lands reels under the Skaar invasion—spearheaded by...

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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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