Category : Other Nonfiction

RebeccaRuppRebecca Rupp’s How Carrots Won the Trojan War, which won a Gold Medal from the Garden Writers’ Association, covers the eccentric history and cool science of garden vegetables – including the stories of George Washington’s poisoned peas, the pirate who named the bell pepper, and Madame Pompadour’s purple asparagus [11:00 Sunday, Bentley’s Upstairs] Read more

EllenEckerOgdenEllen Ecker Ogden is a Vermont food and garden writer, and the co-founder of The Cooks’ Garden Seed catalog. [10:00 Sunday, Bentley’s Upstairs] Read more

Jill photoMarguerite Jill Dye is a third generation artist, poet, and writer who paints en plein air. Jill’s weekly illustrated column in Vermont’s “Mountain Times” reflects her interest in nature, spirit, and global justice. [10:00 Saturday, ArtisTree] Read more

Fastnet.JR.steering in 79Fastnet storm - Copy (2)Writer’s remorse and sanity:  How to write about shipwrecks without becoming a wreck yourself.  [4:00 Saturday, Library Mezzanine] Read more

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The Center for Northern Woodlands Education has formed a community of writers who share their curiosity about nature in Northern Woodlands magazine and in a series of weekly articles featured in Twin State newspapers since 2002. The Center’s assistant director, Dan Lambert, will introduce the second compilation of these articles, The Outside Story: Local Writers Explore the Nature of New Hampshire and Vermont. Two of the authors will then read from the book. [1:00 Friday, NWPL Mezzanine]

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BaruthPhilip Baruth’s  Senator Leahy: A Life in Scenes takes us deep into the blockbuster life of America’s most senior Senator. [3:00 Saturday, History Center] Read more

GundersenChuck Gundersen will be reading from You Never Can Tell, his newly published collection of columns of the same name from The Vermont Standard in Woodstock, Vermont. He will speak about meeting a weekly deadline and how he comes up with ideas for the column each week. [4:00 Friday, St James Parish Hall] Read more

Jabari Asim photo by Shef Reynolds IIJabari Asim is an associate professor of creative writing at Emerson College. He has written 13 books, including The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn’t, And Why; A Taste Of Honey: Stories; and Only The Strong, a novel. [2:00 Saturday, Library Mezzanine] Read more

Joni ColeThe time has come to honor the origins of our stories and ideas, and to expose the creative process in all its glory. To that end, join acclaimed author and writing instructor Joni B. Cole as she shares the wit and wisdom of her new book Good Naked: Reflections on How to Write More, Write Better and Be Happier (“joyful, tough-minded, and heartening,” Cynthia Huntington, National Book Award finalist). The presentation will be followed by a quickie workshop that invites participants to uncover their own creative potential. [2:00 Friday, St James Parish Hall]

RichardHawleyRichard Hawley’s The Three Lives of Jonathan Force explores the experience of its protagonist from his first sense impression to his last breath. In the course of that journey the youthful Jonathan’s vivid spiritual connectedness to the natural world and to intimate others is nearly chafed out of him by prevailing cultural expectations. Improbably—and impressively—Jonathan emerges as a famous and widely published interpreter of cultural events. [2:00 Friday, NWPL Mezzanine] Read more