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  • Vermont Wild

    Saturday, October 19 at 2:30 pm

    Celebrate the release of the latest volume of  Vermont Wild !

    Join us for a meet and greet and book signing with Megan Price, the author of the phenomenally popular Vermont Wild series featuring tales from our state's fish and game wardens. Come and get an update on the Vermont Wild books becoming a TV series, learn the very funny story (is there any other kind in Megan's world???) behind Hollywood finding Vermont Wild, and get any or all seven of her books signed as gifts for the holidays!

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  A former award-winning journalist and Vermont legislator, Price has been called a "folklore artist" for her ability to breathe life into little known, true tales of the Green Mountains as told by those who lived them. "The books...

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  • The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women

    Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 pm

    Join Sheila Moeschen for a talk on The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women, a celebration of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions of gender and comedy forever.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women celebrates the outstanding contributions of fifty women in comedy past and present. From legends like Lucille Ball, Joan Rivers, and Tina Fey to current comedy heroes like Issa Rae, Lena Waithe, Abbi Jacobson, and Tig Notaro, this beautifully illustrated book charts a rich lineage of women using humor to speak truth to power, tangle with sensitive subjects, challenge the status quo, and do anything but sit still and stay quiet when...

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  • A Dream to Die For

    Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00 pm

    Join Susan Ritz for a talk on her new paranormal mystery, A Dream to Die For.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  In Riverton Falls, a small New England town, globe-trotting bartender Celeste Fortune stands in her kitchen puzzling over last night's frightening dream--a woman at a window, lilacs blowing in the breeze, someone's hands tight around her neck. Celeste is sure the dream belongs to someone else. Perhaps she has finally broken through to the collective dreams of Dreamland cult. Hoping her therapist and cult leader will help her untangle it, she heads off into the cold November morning to her final appointment with him--or so she hopes. Her estranged fiance has delivered an ultimatum: Leave the cult of Dreamers, or end their...

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  • The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women

    Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm

    Join Sheila Moeschen for a talk on The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women, a celebration of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions of gender and comedy forever.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women celebrates the outstanding contributions of fifty women in comedy past and present. From legends like Lucille Ball, Joan Rivers, and Tina Fey to current comedy heroes like Issa Rae, Lena Waithe, Abbi Jacobson, and Tig Notaro, this beautifully illustrated book charts a rich lineage of women using humor to speak truth to power, tangle with sensitive subjects, challenge the status quo, and do anything but sit still and stay quiet when...

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  • One Key: SEE, One Key: Do: accessing your brain's creative abilities

    Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 pm

    Join Phoenix Books Burlington and Onion River Press for the launch of Cinse Bonino's newest book in the see choose do series, One Key: SEE, One Key: DO: accessing your brain's creative abilities.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  With a foreword by Martin Cooper – inventor of the cellphone, this book, written by former professor of Creativity and learning specialist Cinse Bonino, explains how to improve your ability to be creative in useful and productive ways. Discover how to be creative on purpose, not just through happy accidents or in mysterious eureka moments. One Key: SEE, One Key: DO presents learning principles, creative methods, and tips for being intentionally aware that can help unlock your creative potential and let loose your inner...

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  • Sunday, October 13 at 2:00 pm

    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’s poems have most recently appeared in The Mountain Troubadour and The Reverie. The recipient of a 2014 Robert T. Marsh Memorial Prize for Excellence in Writing and a 2017 Green Mountain Scholarship, Bianca plans to finalize her initial poetry as social change manuscript while studying at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA for Writing and Publishing program. Bianca has workshopped under the BreakBeat Poets, DarkMatter, Aja Monet, and Sarah Kay. In addition to facilitating poetry performance workshops and teaching writing camps, Bianca has...

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  • Lucy Dancer

    Saturday, October 12 at 11:00 am

    Join us for story time with author Eva Zimet as she reads from her new book Lucy Dancer!

    About the book:  Lucy's dream is . . . not ballet. She wants to fly. She leaps on the shore with feathers, she practices gymnastics, but it's dancing that really sets her free. Lucy unexpectedly finds the treasure of her spirit in dance and the world of dancers. Splashed with humor, engaging and charming watercolors, and a delightful and appealing personal story, Lucy Dancer has the ring of authenticity and real-life emotions that link effortlessly to experiences and an imagination we can all share.

    About the author:  Eva Zimet left academia after the third degree and...

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  • Vermont Trout Streams

    Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 pm

    Join Peter Shea and Bob Shannon for a talk on their book Vermont Trout Streams.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Shannon-Shea writing partnership has surely given the luck of the Irish to those who wave a fishing rod in the Green Mountain State. Vermont Trout Streams is the first ground-up, comprehensive treatment of Vermont’s trout streams in more than thirty years. Within it, each author brings their own unique decades of experience to bear, in creating an extraordinary guidebook. The result is a complete guide to the geography and strategies of fly fishing the streams and rivers of Vermont – from Abbot to Zeebeedee Brooks. It is a reference work that anyone who chases trout in Vermont will want in their library. It offers the fly-fishing...

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  • Bomber's Moon

    Thursday, October 03 at 7:00 pm

    Join Archer Mayor for a talk on the newest Joe Gunther mystery, Bomber's Moon. We'll celebrate Bomber's Moon and 30 years of Joe Gunther with light fare (including moon cookies) along with a raffle for totes filled with Joe Gunther accoutrements. We are also giving away Archer Mayor-autographed 2020 Moon Calendars to all attendees, while supplies last.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The murder of a small-time drug dealer snowballs into the most complex case ever faced by Joe Gunther and his VBI team.

    It is said a bright and clear bomber’s moon is the best asset to finding one’s target. But beware what you wish for: What you can see at night can also see you. Often with dire consequences....

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  • My Surly Heart & Hazel

    Wednesday, October 02 at 7:00 pm

    Join David Huddle for a book launch celebration for My Surly Heart: Poems. We'll also be featuring David's new novel, Hazel.

    ABOUT THE BOOKS:

    My Surly Heart (poetry): In My Surly Heart, the prolific poet and novelist David Huddle reflects on turning seventy-six years of age and records his aghast reactions to changes brought about by the current president of the United States. Huddle avoids the pitfalls of speechifying, pseudo-philosophizing, or indulging in unmitigated complaint. Instead, he embraces the potential of poetry to use intelligence, wit, language, knowledge, and sense of form to move toward useful revelations. Throughout this idiosyncratic collection of verse, Huddle deploys poem making as...

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