October 7 at 7:00 PM
First Wednesdays - What If Poor Women Ran the World?
Labor historian Annelise Orleck tells the story of nine African-American union maids in Las Vegas who, during the 1970s, challenged welfare cuts and built a long-lasting, vibrant anti-poverty program run by poor mothers.
October 10 @ 3:00 PM at the Athenaeum
The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum & the Frost Place present "The Still Puddle Poets"
A group of poets from the Hanover, N.H. area, will be featured when "The Frost Place Presents the Still Puddle Poets" at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. The two notable institutions of Northern New England will jointly sponsor this reading.
The reading is meant to showcase a workshop that twenty years ago, grew out of the Frost Place Conference on Poetry, where participants are urged each year to continue working on their poetry in a collaborative spirit.
The poets include the following: Florence Fogelin, White River Junction, Vt.; Deming Holleran, Lebanon, NH.; Sarah Reeves, Norwich, Vt.; Phyllis Katz, Norwich, Vt.; Suzanne Noth-nagle, Hartford, Vt.; and Ann Perbohner Lebanon, NH.
Each poet will read her own work, in addition to sharing a poem by a fellow member. Some will read poems they have written about the Frost Place.
This program is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor to the Readings in the Gallery Fund
This event is free, open to the public and handicapped accessible. A book signing and wine & cheese reception will follow.
Space is limited.
October 23 at 1:00 PM
Jon Gailmor - Literacy Celebration
Jon Gailmor has been honored as an “Extraordinary Vermonter” by the governor, received the Mayor’s Peace Prize in Burlington and was awarded a Silver Citation by the Vermont Arts Council. He represented Vermont at the 25th Anniversary of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. , toured with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and has released seven recordings. To learn more visit: www.jongailmor.com.
November 4 at 7:00 PM
First Wednesdays - Georgia O’Keeffe: A Critical Look
Georgia O’Keeffe produced more than 2,000 works in her 75-year career. James Maroney, the former head of American Paintings at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York who appraised her estate after her death, presents a critical evaluation of her best work.
Underwriter: Passumpsic Savings Bank
December 2 at 7:00 PM
First Wednesdays - The Literary Achievement of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
Dartmouth professor Peter Travis discusses the genius, comic wisdom,
and enduring humanity of Geoffrey Chaucer, the fourteenth-century “Father of English Poetry.”