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October 2018

Word + Image: Sampler Event

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
River Gallery School, 32 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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$45.00

Writers and poets are coming to Brattleboro for the Brattleboro Literary Festival on October 11-14. Get your your literary inspiration sparked and you creative juices flowing at River Gallery School. Join New England author and festival host, Jodi Paloni, for an evening of writing prompts, explorations in art-making, and ways in which the two may meet. In this class, we will also look at poems and prose that explore art, art thought, and art-rendering, a spin-off on the ancient practice…

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka…Hey, Kiddo

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
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Free

In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they…

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True as Steel—Royall Tyler—A Play

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
118 Elliot, 118 Elliot
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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In 1991, to commemorate the Vermont statehood bicentennial, local residents Don McLean and Christina Gibbons cowrote a play called True as Steel, about the life of Royall Tyler and his wife, Mary (Palmer) Tyler. The play was performed at Brooks Memorial Library and several other venues around Brattleboro. As part of the Brattleboro Words Project, the Lit Fest will feature a reprise of the play featuring Richard Epstein and Jenny Holan. Royall Tyler (1757–1826) was an attorney, writer, and resident of Boston, Guilford, and Brattleboro. He served briefly in the militia during the American…

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A Little Box of Yes

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
118 Elliot, 118 Elliot
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Free

Synapsis event at PEN America’s LitCrawl in April Join 2018 Festival authors Stefan Merrill Block, Kate Greathead, and Noy Holland, along with special guests Michael Preston and Matthew Dicks for improvisational storytelling based on Synapsis, a new storytelling prompt and game from Storymatic Studios (Brian Mooney and Vaune Trachtman) Here’s how it works: The storytellers will draw cards from the Synapsis box. The cards prompt them to write one sentence. Then they answer questions about the story that sentence comes from—…

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Green Writer’s Press

October 13 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Catherine Dianich Gallery, 139 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Free

Green Writers Press and The Dianich Gallery Host Two Author Receptions October 13 @ 8:30 AM and 6:30 PM 139 Main Street, down the alley and through the glass doors Brattleboro, VT 05301 FREE     You are invited to join Vermont indie publisher Green Writers Press and the Dianich Gallery for TWO very special receptions highlighting the best of Vermont. Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., meet three-term Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin up close and personal, and get your book signed in advance before her reading at…

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