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The written word

"Memoir Part 1" (via Zoom): In this workshop, appropriate for beginning or experienced writers, we will look at different kinds of memoirs and discuss how to get started transforming our experiences into stories that will touch others. Led by Barbara Morrison. 4 -5 p.m. (Additional workshops: 10/24, 10/31). $10 suggested donation. Zoom. Register:

Brattleboro Literary Festival (via Zoom): (See 10/16). . Through Sunday, October 18. Free. Zoom. Information: Schedule, Program, Register:

Visual arts and shows

NEWFANE "Land, Water and Sky" - Oil Paintings by Greg Moschetti: Moschetti, a member of Brattleboro West Arts, is primarily self-taught but has studied with tonalist painter Dennis Sheehan and with Jason Alden at the River Gallery School and The Drawing Studio in Brattleboro. "While some of my paintings are of places that exist in real life, most are imagined landscapes with atmospheric portent. These often involve sunrises or sunsets in open landscapes with reflective water. They have a sense of familiarity about them and, when successful, draw the viewer into a feeling of peaceful solitude. More recently, I've turned to simpler paintings of land masses at sea, some quite colorful and others using a primarily gray palette. For me these paintings still have the feel of solitude and spiritual portent although they are visually quite different. This series started in the studio, but was later inspired by trips to Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and Newfoundland where the stark contrasts of stone, water and sky captured my imagination.". The Library observes Covid-19 guidelines and limits the number of patrons inside the gallery. Through Thursday, October 29. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: Library & Gallery Hours: Tues. 1 - 5 p.m, Wed. 2 - 6 p.m. , Thurs 1 - 5 p.m., Fri. 2 - 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Ideas and education

Workshop/Training - Intro to Nonviolent Communication (NVC)/Compassionate Communication (via Zoom): NVC was developed and taught by Marshall Rosenberg and his many students worldwide. How can NVC: Support our awareness, healing, and moving forward?, Support the pre-circle or "Intake" process?, Support the Restorative Circle process? We will explore the Restorative Justice "Consciousness" and how NVC supports that consciousness in practice. We'll practice getting in touch with what is "alive" in us at any moment. We'll practice listening with presence and empathy to what is "alive" in ourselves and others, and speaking and listening for connection and meaning. Facilitated by Laurie Rabut. 3-5 p.m. Appropriate for anyone interested in Restorative Circle process, those new to NVC/restorative justice, as well as those more experienced with these concepts looking to practice with others. Beginners welcome. This curriculum holistically trains you in restorative justice techniques. Join for the entirety or use weekly trainings to strengthen areas of understanding. (Also see 10/24, 10/31, 11/7). Free. Zoom. Information: RSVP for link:

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market - "Shop and Go": 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays (10 - 11 a.m. still reserved for high-risk customers). Through Saturday, October 31. Brattleboro Area Farmers Market, 570 Western Ave., Rt. 9, near covered bridge. Information:

Local history

NEWFANE "Community Memory Project" (in Person on the Lawn or Zoom): The Moore Free Library will collect audio recordings of stories, anecdotes, recollections, thoughts of people who live/have lived in Newfane, Williamsville, South Newfane, Brookline. Recordings (w/ scanned photos, diaries, letters) will be shared on Telling and listening to stories has a rich tradition in VT and is a way to connect with others during a time when many feel isolated and to preserve the words of loved ones. Community members can volunteer by becoming interviewers, speaking with/making audio recordings of friends and family members or people they've never met. Some may wish to be interviewed or to record themselves telling their own story without an interviewer; be involved on the technical level by scanning old photos, letters, diaries or working to upload audio/ photo files to the website. You do not have to be a longtime resident to participate. 10/17, "Using the Project Website," 1-3 p.m. (This 2-year project is a partnership between the Library, Historical Society of Windham County, Senior Solutions, Brattleboro Area Hospice, and the VT Folklife Center - is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences. In case of strong rain, workshop will be held the next day. Continues 10/24 "Photography and Scanning," 10/31 "Audio Editing Basics"). Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Pre-registration required: 802-365-7948,


BRATTLEBORO Vote Like Your Life Depends on It - Brattleboro's Women's March and Parade: Bring your glorious, furious beauty. We will march in force to send a clear message that we will not allow Trump and the GOP to endanger our lives any longer. Think of this event as a Halloween parade meets GET OUT THE VOTE to build solidarity! This is what we've been preparing for, this is why millions of people marched on 1/21/2017. RBG brigades, pedal bikes, radical cheerleaders, large puppets, stilt walkers, costumes, signs, and instruments all encouraged and because we care about each other, we will socially distance with enthusiasm. For our democracy to work for all of us, it must include all of us, but Trump knows that in a truly inclusive democracy, he will lose — so he's trying to divide us. He's sowing doubts about this election, and about the right of every eligible American to participate, regardless of race, origin, income, or zip code. We are the ones who will decide the outcome of this election, not him. We're joining together from all across the nation and from all walks of life to deliver a democracy where everyone counts, no exceptions. 1 p.m. Masks required, social distancing with enthusiasm. Brattleboro Common, btw. Putney Rd. & Linden St. Information:



October 2020