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Event listings for Sunday, May 28, 2017

The written word

PUTNEY Next Stage Speaks: Major Jackson and Didi Jackson with Host Chard DeNiord: Major Jackson is the author of four collections of poetry: Roll Deep (2015, Norton); Holding Company (2010, Norton); Hoops (2006, Norton); and Leaving Saturn (2002, University of Georgia Press). Holding Company and Hoops were selected as finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry; and Leaving Saturn, awarded the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. He's published poems and essays in American Poetry Review, Callaloo, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tin House, and Best American Poetry. A recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, and a Whiting Writers' Award, he's been honored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. He's a faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars and the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at the University of Vermont. He serves as the Poetry Editor of The Harvard Review. Didi Jackson's poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Green Mountains Review, The Common, Water~Stone Review, Passages North, among other publications. Her chapbook Slag and Fortune was published by Floating Wolf Quarterly in 2013. She teaches Poetry and the Visual Arts and Creative Writing at the University of Vermont. Poet Chard DeNiord conducts the interview, followed by a reading, followed by a Q&A. 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


GUILFORD Organ Recital and Cookout: Featuring Justin Hartz on the c. 1897 Tracker Organ and a 1918 Estey JJ Portable: Selections by Vivaldi/Bach, Pinkham, Brahms, and Liszt by visiting virtuoso Hartz. Optional holiday cookout with grilling choices for vegetarians and carnivores alike, plus salads, sides, sips, and sundaes. 3 p.m. concert, 4:15 p.m. cookout. $15 concert, $10 optional cookout. Organ Barn, 158 Kopkind Rd. (off Packers Corner Rd.). Information: 802-254-3600; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO New England Center for Circus Arts: Circus Cabaret: High-flying and acrobatic circus acts featuring Foundation Program students, as well as guest performers, clowns and contortionists. 7 p.m. in the Gym. $5. New England Center for Circus Arts (at the Austine School), 130 Austine Dr. Information: 802-254-9780; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Sunday Sounds: Reverberations and Overtones (Stephan Brandstatter, John Loggia): Sunday Sounds creates an inclusive place for the community to gather in a communion of contemplation that transcends religious, philosophical and political differences. Sunday Sounds will feature one performer each week who will interpret this concept freely. This is a wordless event. Quiet will be an active partner to the sounds created by a variety of guests artists. The goal is to release people from the constant churning of their individual lives to share an experience of self-reflection, rumination, and day-dreaming in the presence of great music and art offering individuals the inverse of the way that live music is generally consumed--at bar shows. 10:30 a.m. - noon. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Arts and crafts

ROCKINGHAM VT Crafts Council Open Studio Weekend: (See 5/27). . Rockingham Arts and Museum Project. .


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Lynn Hartwood and Jane Buchan. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations welcome. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,

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