Thursday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Readings and conversation with two poets who share a home: VIEVEE FRANCIS, author of three books, most recently Forest Primeval (2016), winner of the Kingsley Tufts and the Hurston/Wright Legacy awards, and professor at Dartmouth College; and MATTHEW OLZMANN, author of Mezzanines (2013) and Contradictions in the Design (2016), who also teaches at Dartmouth and in the MFA Program at Warren Wilson College.

Thursday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Farm Stories

A night of readings and conversation with AMY HUYFFER of Rockbottom Farm and Strafford Organic Creamery and SHANNON VARLEY of Strafford Village Farm.  A close and personal look through stories at life on two Strafford farms—one two-generational and well-known throughout the Upper Valley and beyond, the other a revival of an old farm with its own history, new and growing and about to offer C.S.A. shares.

Thursday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Readings and conversation with acclaimed journalists, both scholars-in-residence at Middlebury College, who also write fiction: BILL McKIBBEN, author of eighteen books, most recently the novel Radio Free Vermont (2017); and SUE HALPERN, author of eight books, including A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher (2014) and most recently the novel Summer Hours at the Robbers Library (2018).

Thursday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Music, Bread, and Cartoons

Back-and-forth performance and conversation with two close friends who juggle livelihoods, family, and art in lively ways. MARTIN PHILIP is a breadwright and banjoist, head baker at King Arthur Flour, and author of Breaking Bread (2017), winner of Grand Prize at the New England Book Festival. JAMES STURM is co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies and author-artist of The Golem’s Mighty Swing, Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow, and the forthcoming Off Season, set in the Upper Valley. Live music, projected comics and fresh bread!


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