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October 2018

Sandra Neil Wallace & Rich Wallace-First Generation

October 13 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
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First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great Celebrate the genius, diversity, and grit of immigrants and refugees in this boldly illustrated guide to 36 American trailblazers. The men and women in this book represent nations from Somalia to Germany, from Syria to China, from Mexico to Sweden, and more. They are people like Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, international singing sensation Celia Cruz, star basketball player Dikembe Mutombo, world-renowned physicist Albert Einstein, and influential journalist Jorge Ramos.…

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AUTHOR—Beowulf Sheehan with Tom Bodett

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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AUTHOR—Beowulf Sheehan with Tom Bodett   © Beowulf Sheehan +1 917 450 2345 mail@beowulfsheehan.com Beowulf Sheehan’s book AUTHOR is a beautiful and moving collection of photographs by today's foremost literary portrait photographer. AUTHOR captures the essence of 200 writers, historians, journalists, playwrights, and poets from 35 countries; from Roxane Gay to Masha Gessen, Patti Smith to Zadie Smith, Karl Ove Knausgaard to J.K. Rowling, and Jonathan Franzen to Toni Morrison. Following an enlightening foreword by Salman Rushdie, Beowulf Sheehan shares an essay offering…

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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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Albert Luthuli: Bound by Faith

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main Street
Brattleboro, 05301 United States
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Centre Congregational Church presents Reverend Dr. Scott Couper in a presentation and discussion of his book, Albert Luthuli: Bound by Faith.   Much public historical mythology asserts that Chief Albert Luthuli, former President of the African National Congress (ANC), launched the armed struggle upon his return to South Africa after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. This misinterpretation sparks what is arguably one of the most relevant and controversial historical debates in South Africa. Due to Luthuli’s domestic and international prominence…

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Laundry

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
118 Elliot, 118 Elliot
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Laundry, as a metaphor for the personal narrative writing that women do, is all about the dirt. It’s about coming clean and putting it out in public. Bringing the personal and intimate into a public space is a transgressive and powerful act. At the same time, because the subject of personal narrative or confessional writing is lived experience and emotional travail, it is often derided as feminine, self-absorbed, and weak.  This event is about reclaiming and owning a kind of writing…

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