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Past Events

  • Impersonation: Virtual Event

    Wednesday, September 02 at 7:00 pm


    “By turns revealing, hilarious, dishy, and razor-sharp, Impersonation lives in that rarest of sweet spots: the propulsive page-turner for people with high literary standards.” —Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers

    Phoenix Books is thrilled to welcome writer and editor Heidi Pitlor, series editor of The Best American Short Stories and author of the novel The Daylight Marriage, to our Zoom channel for a discussion of her latest novel, Impersonation.  Heidi will be in conversation with Margot...

  • A Virtual Event!

    Saturday, August 29 at 10:00 am

    Smashing History! Award-winning children's author Kate Messner joins us on the Phoenix Zoom Channel to bust myths from your history books and share some hidden truths from History Smashers, her new series for readers in grades 3-7. From the Pilgrims to the Suffragists, get ready to be surprised and try some interactive quizzes that will test your hidden-history knowledge! 

    About the author:  KATE MESSNER lives on Lake Champlain with her family. Her books have been New York Times Notable, Junior...

  • with Miciah Bay Gault, Jennifer McMahon, and Sarah Stewart Taylor

    Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00 pm








    Please scroll down and read all registration information before registering.


    Join Vermont authors Miciah Bay Gault, Jennifer McMahon...

  • Virtual Open Mic

    Thursday, August 20 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.


    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...

  • Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00 pm

    Join actor, comedian, and bestselling author Mike Birbiglia with poet J. Hope Stein in celebrating their new book, The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad.

    This is a ticketed event. The $30 ticket includes a $4 donation to Vermont Comedy Club. Ticket purchase includes entry for your household to the virtual event as well a copy of The New One with a signed bookplate. Upon ticket purchase, you will receive a link and password to attend the virtual event on Zoom. Please note that your ticket and book purchase are not refundable.

    About the Book:

    With laugh-out-loud funny parenting observations, the New...

  • Thursday, August 06 at 7:00 pm

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

    Come to read, come to listen, or come for both!  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 (...

  • Virtual Book Launch Celebration

    Monday, August 03 at 7:00 pm

    Join us online to celebrate the release of Stephen P. Kiernan's latest novel, Universe of Two!  

    This is a ticketed event.  Ticket purchase includes entry for your household to the virtual event as well as a signed, personalized copy of Universe of Two. Upon ticket purchase, you will receive a link and password to attend the virtual event on Zoom. Please note that your ticket and personalized book are not refundable.  

    Ticket options for store pick up or shipping are listed below.  You can pick up the book from one...

  • Virtual Book Launch

    Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00 pm

    Join us to celebrate the release of Margot Harrison's newest young adult thriller, THE GLARE! Margot will be in conversation with Eva Sollberger, the host of the award-winning "Stuck in Vermont" series.

    his event is free and open to all. Please register with Eventbrite HERE. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom invite.

    About the book: 

    Once you start playing, it’s already too late.

    After living off the grid for more than a decade, a teenage girl must play a dangerous game — and face the shadows of her past — to save the world from a dangerous dark force.

    After ten years of living on...

  • *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. ...

  • 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...