Past Events

  • Virtual Baking Demo + Book Talk

    Thursday, February 10 at 7:00 pm

    Calling all bakers! Join us as we welcome Rebecca Firth to our Zoom stage to celebrate the release of The Cake Book: Beautiful Sweet Treats for Every Craving.  Whether you are a casual baker and want to whip up something quick and yummy, or you are experienced and planning to put in the extra time for that glorious cake, you are sure to find something to swoon over!

    Rebecca will be demonstrating her recipe for KT's Chocolate Cakes with a Raspberry Cream Filling + Ganache - just in time for Valentine's Day, or any day!

    "Rebecca brings the party to cake baking in a big way with this epic collection. Whatever the mood, craving or occasion, you’ll find the perfect recipe in this beautiful book!"...

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  • Virtual Book Launch Celebration

    Tuesday, February 08 at 7:00 pm

    Please join us as we welcome historian Willard Sterne Randall to our Zoom stage for a discussion of his new book, The Founders' Fortunes: How Money Shaped the Birth of Americaan illuminating financial history of the Founding Fathers, revealing how their personal finances shaped the Constitution and the new nation.

    In 1776, upon the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Founding Fathers concluded America’s most consequential document with a curious note, pledging “our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.” Lives and honor did indeed hang in the balance; yet just what were their fortunes? How much did the Founders stand to gain or lose through independence? And what lingering consequences did their...

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  • Presented with the Vermont Folklife Center

    Thursday, February 03 at 7:00 pm

     

    Join us for a discussion with the editors and contributors to Turner Family Stories: From Enslavement in Virginia to Freedom in Vermont.

    Featuring the work of six New England cartoonists and drawing on the rich personal and family stories of the remarkable Daisy Turner (1883-1988) of Grafton, Vermont, Turner Family Stories presents two of Daisy's accounts of the life of her father, Alec Turner, by Marek Bennett and Joel...

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  • Virtual Book Launch Celebration

    Wednesday, February 02 at 7:00 pm

    Please join us for an evening with Vermont author J. Peter Cobb to celebrate the release of his new novel, To Alice. 

    Alice Hammond is a troubled soul. She dropped out of medical school when one of her professors made it too stressful for her to stay. Now she works as a home health and hospice aide in Providence, Vermont. She is a wonderful aide, the quality of her work is high, and her patients love her. But Alice tends to become too involved with them. She has made their lives her life—a problem both for them and herself.

    The boundaries between providing compassionate care and getting too involved are already blurred, when one of her patients leaves her all his property and $125,...

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  • presented in partnership with the Vermont Italian Cultural Association

    Saturday, January 29 at 11:00 am

    Please join Phoenix Books and the Vermont Italian Cultural Association (VICA) for a special Saturday story time event with award-winning illustrator and author, Dan Yaccarino.   Dan will be sharing two of his recent picture books with us, All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel and The Longest Storm.  VICA is especially excited to highlight Dan's strong connection to his Italian-American background found in All the Way to America which introduces a version of the immigration story not unlike what many have grown up hearing around the dinner table. 

    About All the Way to America:...

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  • presented with Macmillan Publishers

    Thursday, January 27 at 7:00 pm

     

     

    Come join us!

    Sign up to participate in the next event in Macmillan’s Book + Author series: a virtual book club event with Jennifer Hillier for Little Secrets, recently out in paperback. We've partnered with Macmillan to bring this opportunity to readers across the country, who can tune in to hear a discussion with fellow author S.A. Cosby and participate in the live Q&A.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    Overwhelmed by tragedy, a woman desperately tries to save her...

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  • Wednesday, January 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 cis queer Vermont-based performance poet, artist, and advocate living on traditionally Abenaki land. She is the Poet-in-Residence at Phoenix Books Rutland, hosting an international monthly open mic. Her poems have most recently appeared in The Artful Mind, The Rutland Herald, The Mountain Troubadour, and The Reverie. Their poem films, sculptural poems, and poem paintings have also been on exhibit with PoemCity Montpelier, Merwin Gallery, Stone Valley Arts, SPACE: a Pop Up Art Gallery, and Surdam Gallery.

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  • Dayna Lorentz in conversation with Rachel Jolly and Kelly Ahrens

    Thursday, January 20 at 7:00 pm

     

     

    Please join us as we celebrate the release of Dayna Lorentz's new middle grade novel, Wayward Creatures with a discussion of restorative justice in real life and fiction.  Dayna will be joined in conversation by Rachel Jolly and Kelly Ahrens of the Burlington Community Justice Center.  The event will be moderated by Margot Harrison.


    Wayward Creatures is a heartfelt animal friendship story, a troubled young boy befriends a wayward coyote after a forest fire changes both of their lives. 
    Twelve-year-old Gabe doesn’t know where he belongs anymore. His family is caught up in their own lives and his friends barely have time for him now that they’re...

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  • Presented with Macmillan Publishers

    Thursday, January 13 at 7:00 pm

     

     

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    Sign up to participate in the next event in Macmillan’s Book + Author series: a virtual book club event with award-winning author Elle Cosimano for the paperback release of Finlay Donovan is Killing It. We've partnered with Macmillan to bring this opportunity to readers across the country, who can tune in to hear a discussion with fellow author Kellye Garrett and participate in the live Q&A. Register through the link below.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:
    Finlay Donovan is...

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  • Tuesday, January 11 at 7:00 pm

    Join us for an evening of poetry with Kai Coggin as we celebrate the release of her latest collection of poetry, Mining for Stardust.

    Mining for Stardust is a fiery and tender witness, a poetic chronology of one of the greatest collective paradigm shifts of our lifetime. Coggin's first poem in the collection was written on the first day of the COVID-19 lockdown. Each subsequent poem moves the reader through the pandemic, the summer of protests, the U.S. presidential election, and toward what seems like the other side of this darkest time in our memory. She...

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