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October 2018

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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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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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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Write Action — Spotlight Reading

October 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT United States
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Free

Spotlight Reading 2018 Nichael Cramer Nichael Cramer woodworks, reads, writes, and lives (with his wife Crystal Washburn), in southern Vermont.  His poems have appeared in bottlerockets,  FrogPond, Ghazal Page,  Birchsong, Seven Days, Fowl Feathered Review,  and others. Arlene Iris Distler Arlene Iris Distler's poetry has been published in online and print journals, and in anthologies, including Birchsong: Poetry Centered in Vermont,from which she will read.  In 2014 Finishing Line Press published Voices Like Wind Chimes. Her first full length collection,…

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Short Stories

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
118 Elliot, 118 Elliot
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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  Short-Story Readings, hosted by Tim Weed Brattleboro Literary Festival 2017             In a short story, each paragraph, sentence, and word is more important than they would be inside a large novel. Short stories are precise with their delivery, they must capture the attention of the reader quickly, and tell a full tale from beginning to end in a short time. Join us again for an evening of short-story readings with six of the festival’s…

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