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  • Tales of the Dandelion Commune Onion River Press Launch

    Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00 pm

    Join Phoenix Books Burlington and Onion River Press for the launch of Richie Graham's Tales of the Dandelion Commune.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    "In an insightful and often humorous fashion, Richie Graham depicts daily life on a 1970's B.F. Skinner Walden Two-inspired commune where egalitarianism is the norm for work and play. It's an exciting page turner that is difficult to put down."  -John Darby, former Dandelion member

    What was it like living in a commune? Were there wild orgies? How did they get along sharing everything from food to partners? Find out what commune life was really about. A true, unvarnished account...

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  • Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 pm

    Join us for an open mic, inspired by the Ageless Authors Anthology, featuring writers 65 and older. Come to read, come to listen, or come for both! Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The Ageless Authors Anthology proves that while old age may rob you of some function, Father Time doesn't necessarily take away your creativity. This volume is an extraordinary collection of poetry, essays and short stories from the Ageless Authors Writing Contest exclusively for writers age 65 and older from across the country. A second contest is now underway at agelessauthors.com, and the best writings will comprise the next edition of Ageless Authors Anthology in the fall. For this book, 52...

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  • Fire Cider!

    Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 pm

    Rosemary Gladstar

    Join Rosemary Gladstar to learn how to make fire cider, and to celebrate her new book, Fire Cider!: 101 Zesty Recipes for Health-Boosting Remedies Made with Apple Cider Vinegar.

    ABOUT THE BOOKFire cider — a spicy, zesty, immune-boosting tonic of apple cider vinegar and powerhouse herbs like horseradish, onion, garlic, ginger, and cayenne — is an old-time remedy that’s gaining a new generation of fans. Best-selling author and herbalist Rosemary Gladstar has created a compendium of recipes for making and using these cider vinegar tonics.
    For more than 30 years, best-selling author and popular herbalist Rosemary Gladstar has been touting the health benefits of fire cider — a spicy blend of apple cider vinegar, onion, ginger,...

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  • An Evening of Halloween Tales & Ghost Stories

    Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 pm

    Join Joseph A. Citro, the Vermont author and folklorist who has been referred to as the "Bard of the Bizarre" and "the Ghost-Master General," for insight into the folklore, hauntings, ghost stories, paranormal activity and occult happenings of New England.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joseph A. Citro has written five novels on supernatural themes -- four of them based on actual New England history -- including Lake Monsters (1991 as Dark Twilight, UPNE 2001), The Gore (1990, UPNE 2000), and Guardian Angels (1988, UPNE 1999). He is also the author of Green Mountains, Dark Tales (UPNE 1999), The Vermont Ghost Guide...

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  • Things She's Seen *Book Launch*

    Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 pm

    Join Pat Esden to celebrate the launch of her new book, Things She's Seen.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The coven is under investigation. Its future is in peril. And for one troubled young psychic, the coming battle will threaten her newfound freedom—and brings back a dangerous desire. Exploited as a child medium, Emily Adams escaped to grow up on the streets—and hit rock-bottom. She took shelter with the prestigious Northern Circle, intent on staying only long enough to get back on her feet. But the Circle is still reeling from a devastating supernatural attack and betrayal. And vengeful High Council of Witches investigator Gar Remillard is determined to make Em surrender the truth—and disband the Circle forever.

    When Em’s psychic ability...

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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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