Fri 28 – Writing About the Natural World with George Longenecker
1-4 pm | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St
Vermont is rich with natural beauty. Learn how to turn environmental images into meaningful poems that accurately reflect the natural world. Each participant will leave the workshop with the first draft of a poem. Limit: 12 participants. Pre-registration required by calling the library at 223-3338.
Sat 29 – Poetry Reading: “The Catamount” by Sarah Van Arsdale
10:30 am | Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Come join Sarah as she reads her narrative poem about the Vermont catamount. This reading is perfect for children 8 and older and adults. You'll enjoy her watercolor illustrations. Copies of "The Catamount" was recently published by Nomadic Press.
Sat 29 – Reception of the Art Resources Association Art & Poetry Exhibit
1-3 pm | City Center, 89 Main St
Members of the Art Resource Association teamed up with local poets to present visual art and poetry. Come enjoy these creative expressions and speak with the artists and poets who collaborated to produce this exhibit.
Sat 29 – Poetry Slam
5 pm | River Rock School, North Group classroom, Center for Arts & Learning, 46 Barre St
Join Slam Master Geof Hewitt at the Center for Arts and Learning for an evening of poetry performed by participants age 8 and above, including adults. This is a traditional slam with original writing only and a 3-minute time limit. Participants should be prepared with 2 original pieces of writing. Look forward to a spirited, fun competition.
Monday, May 1 at 6:00 pm
Using time-lapse satellite imagery and anecdote Michael Cerulli Billingsley will attempt to illustrate how a warming Arctic climate is dramatically changing our local weather patterns, the severity of storms, changing ecosystems of plants and bugs, and just how warm things are getting to be. A resident of Plainfield, Michael Cerulli Billingsley, has been writing about and doing personal research about climate history for about 15 years, beginning with his study of paleoclimate as it impacted the Atlantic cultures of ancient Europe. Co-sponsored by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library and Transition Town Montpelier.
Tuesdays, May (2, 9, 16, 23) at 6:30 pm
In this course we will read Chaim Potok’s novels “My Name is Asher Lev,” and “The Gift of Asher Lev” as the basis for a discussion of the way in which works of fiction present the reader with insights into significant aspects of personality. The story of Asher Lev, a brilliant and successful artist who struggles against his culture and the powerful influences of his family, highlights Freud’s ground-breaking theory of the Oedipus Complex and its deep-rooted and nefarious influence on the Psyche. Attendees are urged to read the Asher Lev novels in advance of the course so as to enable lively discussion. Copies of the books are available at the library.
Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00 pm
The Meaning of Faith in Christian and Jewish Thought
Ronald B. Sobel, Senior Rabbi Emeritus of the world’s largest Jewish house of worship, examines the similarities and differences in the idea and reality of faith as understood and lived in both religions. Part of the First Wednesdays Montpelier free lecture series, hosted by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library and sponsored by the VT Humanities Council. Learn more: http://bit.ly/
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