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The written word

PUTNEY Academic Speaker Series: Literature Prof. Dr. Adrienne Major Explores "Roots of New England Gothic": Dr. Major recently spent a sabbatical studying New England-based writers, paying particular attention to how they integrated the Gothic beliefs and ideas that Puritans and Separatists brought with them to the "New World.” Her talk will point to works by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Shirley Jackson, among others, to illustrate characteristics of the regionally unique genre that has evolved from those colonial influences. 5 p.m. Dr. Major is currently curating a literary anthology based on the New England Gothic tradition this talk will explore. Free and open to the public. Landmark College, East Academic Bldg., OBrien Auditorium, 1 River Rd. So. Information/questions about venue accessibility: Lynne Shea at Driving directions, campus map, information about Landmark College Academic Speaker Series:

Kids and families

GUILFORD Storytime at the Guilford Free Library: Bring your baby, toddler or preschooler. Storytime is so much more than just the reading of books. It is the planting of seeds for lifelong learning, the awakening of imagination, and the widening of mind and spirit. 2-3 p.m. on Tuesdays. Through Tuesday, December 27. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: Primary medical treatment for patients ages 18 to 64 in our community who do not have health insurance or who cannot afford their high deductibles or co-insurance. 5 - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WILLIAMSVILLE Yoga : All levels welcome. Deb Luskin is a certified yoga instructor. 11 a.m.-12 noon on Tuesdays. $10 suggested donation. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Rich Earth Institute: Open House (In Person/Online): "Pipe Dream to Mainstream: Reporting on the Urine Revolution" by Chelsea Wald, presented remotely from the Netherlands. Wald, a science journalist, authored "Pipe Dreams: The Urgent Global Quest to Transform the Toilet" (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, 2021) and the "Nature" feature: "The Urine Revolution: How Recycling Pee Could Help to Save the World" (2022). Following Wald's presentation will be discussion moderated by Shawn Shafner of The People's Own Organic Power (POOP) Project. Event runs 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 8-11 a.m: Tours. 12 noon: Keynote -"Pipe Dream to Mainstream: Reporting on the Urine Revolution" by Chelsea Wald presented remotely from the Netherlands. Plus tastings of Rich Earth's demo garden harvest and opportunities to try/purchase urine fertilizer collection devices. (11/2 and 11/3 - Summit continues online.). Through Thursday, November 3. Pay what you can. Rich Earth Institute, 355 Old Ferry Rd. Information: Tickets/more info:



November 2022