Gather & Read: At Next Stage
Green Writers Press Book Launch Celebration
Friday, April 7, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Brattleboro’s own Dede Cummings will host a reading from her first poetry collection, To Look Out From, winner of the 2016 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize. Dede will read a few poems and host the event: Putney’s TIM WEED, will read from his highly-anticipated, first short story collection, A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing. Guilford’s MEGAN BUCHANAN, has a first poetry collection that she will read a few poems from entitled Clotheseline Religion. Brattleboro scribe, PETER GOULD, will read from his memoir of commune tales, Horse-Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm. JAMES CREWS, poetry editor of The Hopper, will read from his poetry collection, The Book of What Stays and a new chapbook. CHARD deNIORD & SYDNEY LEA have co-edited a poetry anthology entitled Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry.
Special guests include Jim Krosschell, author of One Man’s Maine, and Burlington’s Cardy Raper, author of An American Harvest. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
This Book Launch Party is an annual affair that GWP hosts with Next Stage in a partnership to bring out the best of Vermont literature, and new books from outside the state, published by an emerging, independent publishing house located in southern Vermont! Please join us to hear these local poets and authors read, as well as hear the voices of two Vermont poet laureates: Sydney Lea, and current laureate, Putney’s own, Chard deNiord, as well as Tim Weed! Proceeds benefit Next Stage—$10 or sliding scale or free!