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The written word

Brattleboro Literary Festival - Literary Cocktail Hour w/ Amy Poeppel & Caroline Leavitt: Amy Poeppel is the author of the novels Small Admissions, Limelight, and a new book, Musical Chairs, just issued on 7/21. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Rumpus, Literary Hub, Working Mother, and The Belladonna. Caroline Leavitt is the author of twelve novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow and a new book, With or Without You, published on 8/4. Her essays and stories have been included in New York magazine, Psychology Today, More, Parenting, Redbook, and Salon. She’s a book critic for People, the Boston Globe, and the San Francisco Chronicle, and she teaches writing online at Stanford and UCLA. 5 p.m. Free. Online. Information: Register:

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "2020 Vision: Photography's Coming of Age": Part of "2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology," a statewide initiative of the Vermont Curators Group, the first photograph was captured in 1827. Nearly two centuries later, humans have significantly adapted and altered not only the design of, but also the practical use of the photographic camera. This unique exhibition features a wide variety of photographic technologies dating from the mid 1800s to today, showcasing a timeline of cameras as well as sample photographs from each era. 12 noon - 5 p.m. Fri. Sat. Sun. (Thur. as well starting 8/20). Through Sunday, September 27. Free. Vermont Center for Photography, 10 Green St., (right side of the 22 High St. building). Information: 802-251-6051; Click for more info on Web in new window.


DUMMERSTON Kevin Parry: Enjoy blues and other fun music on the guitar. 6 - 8 p.m. at the Whetstone Food Truck. Outdoor seating with social distancing. Kampfire Campgrounds, 792 US-5. Information: 802-257-7428,

Kids and families

DOVER BBQ Cookout: 6:15 p.m. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Arts and crafts

NEWFANE Friday Morning Art Group: All mediums and levels of art experience welcome. 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon. Ongoing on Fridays. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.



August 2020