There are still silver linings. Even in COVID times. One is the proliferation of virtual literary events —which is one great way we can still travel the world — and I hope you will allow me to share a few opportunities for this over the next few months. So, I hope at the end of that time there were be a ‘newer,’ ‘better’ normal, including a top to bottom clean-up of the big White House on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Now, here are some free and open events at the Vermont Studio Center.
Virtual Visiting Writer at the Vermont Studio Center: Belle Boggs
Thursday, October 22nd 7:00 pm at the Vermont Studio Center
A Featured Reading with Belle Boggs
Belle Boggs is the author of The Gulf: A Novel; The Art of Waiting; and Mattaponi Queen: Stories. The Art of Waiting was a finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay and was named a best book of the year by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, The Globe and Mail, Buzzfeed, and O, the Oprah Magazine. Mattaponi Queen, a collection of linked stories set along Virginia’s Mattaponi River, won the Bakeless Prize and the Library of Virginia Literary Award and was a finalist for the 2010 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ conferences. Moreover, her stories and essays have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Orion, The Paris Review, Harper’s, Ecotone, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She is an associate professor of English at North Carolina State University, where she also directs the MFA program in creative writing.
Other upcoming Virtual Vermont Studio Center events…
10/16 – 7:00 pm Temim Fruchter, a featured reading with VSC Alumna & 2020 Rona Jaffe Award Winner
10/18 – 7:00 pm Virtual Artist Talk: Nina Katchadourian – an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes video, performance, sound, sculpture, photography, and public projects.
10/25 – 7:00 pm Writer to Writer: Featured Readings by Two VSC AlumniCaroline M. Mar & Francine Conley In support of the debut collection, Special Education by Caroline M. Mar
All month long: The Parallax View of Pearl Street from the Red Mill Gallery Dark Room by artist duo, Gibson + Recoder. Viewings by appointment. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org