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Local author Richard Hawley reflects on his life's work and writing

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent/Elsie Lynn Parini



The Vermont Book Shop and Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society present “In Search of the Real World: Richard Hawley Reads from his Life’s Work” on Sunday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., at CVUUS (2 Duane Court, near Middlebury Union High School). This is a free event open to all.

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Filmmaker reflects on novelist Howard Frank Mosher

Posted on July 27, 2017 |
By Jay Craven



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Vermont novelist Howard Frank Mosher died on Jan. 29 this year. Filmmaker Jay Craven has worked closely with Mosher since 1985, making five films based on his stories. Craven will be on tour this summer, screening his first Mosher feature film,“Where the Rivers Flow North,” and providing reflections on his three decades of collaboration with the Northeast Kingdom writer. Craven will present his program on Sunday, July 30, 7 p.m., at the Middlebury Town Hall Theater.

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Vermont historian to discuss book on War of 1812

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont historian Willard Sterne Randall will read from, discuss and sign his new book “Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution” on Thursday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. in Middlebury.

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Vermont author shares South Korea memoir July 6

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — As the youngest child of socially progressive Presbyterian missionaries, Elizabeth Rice spent most of the first 16 years of her life in Seoul, South Korea. At the time, Korea was at a pivotal juncture, emerging from brutal war that had divided the nation. Ilsley Library will host Rice on Thursday, July 6, from 4-5 p.m., when she will read from her first book, “Rituals of Separation: a South Korean Memoir of Identity and Belonging.” 

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Panton poet to be featured at Zig Zag 'Table Read' series May 30 at Bixby

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — On Tuesday, May 30, at 6 p.m., the Bixby Library will host a poetry event sponsored by Zig Zag Lit Mag, Addison County’s arts and literary magazine, as part of their Table Read Series.

Panton poet Michelle L. Mowery will present “Parallel Circuit,” an in-progress chapbook of poetry whose subject the author describes as, “a particular kind of love: There was an electricity between the two / an unwelcomed / untimed / undeniable spark.”

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Zig Zag seeks submissions from writers, artists

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Zig Zag Lit Mag, Addison County’s arts and literary magazine, has issued a call for submissions of writing and artwork for its third issue. Submissions will be accepted from June 1 until July 15.Zig Zag’s Issue 3 is expected to be released at an event on Sept. 24 in the barrel room of Stonecutter Spirits in Middlebury.

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Vermont poet to read from her new book May 9 in Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Former Middlebury resident Abigail Carroll, Vermont poet, author and wonderer, will present her new book, “A Gathering of Larks,” Tuesday, May 9, at 2 p.m. at the Vermont Book Shop with a booksigning to follow. 

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Local children's book author to speak at Vermont Book Shop this Sunday

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont author and illustrator Deirdre Gill will present the new book she illustrated, “Trains Don’t Sleep,” on Sunday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m., at Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury.

As part of Children’s Book Week, Gill will read the book, discuss how she made the illustrations, and then draw and show some of the sketches she did to make the book. The event is free and open to the public.

The book, written by Andria Rosenbaum, is targeted for children ages 4-8:

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New England authors to read from their work April 17

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — “New England Review’s” Vermont Reading Serieswill present fiction writers Glen Pourciau and Genevieve Plunkett, poet Bianca Stone, and Middlebury College senior Hannah Nash, representing the student-run“Frame”magazine. They will all read from their recent work at 51 Main at the Bridge in Middlebury, onMonday, April 17, at 7 p.m.

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Local book finds unlikely Asian market: Pritchard's update of classic strikes a chord

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The deposits into Stanford Pritchard’s National Bank of Middlebury account arrive at random hours, but usually in the middle of the night.

Of course, that makes perfect sense. The funds come from a literary agency in Seoul, South Korea, and the day’s quietest hours in small-town Vermont are the busiest in a hub of Asian commerce.

Pritchard, a writer born in Washington, D.C., and educated at Haverford College and the University of Chicago, moved to Middlebury in 1978 with a former flame.

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