VT Reads Summer Line-Up

Writer’s Workshop – Giving Words Life – Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 P.M.
Mr. John Sanborn has been an educator for over 30 years and his passion and experience teaching the written word has honed his skill to a fine art. John will use passages from this year’s VT Reads “To Kill a Mocking Bird” to explore literary techniques and forms of expression. Participants will use the most basic literary element to give life and emotion to a short narrative.
Writer’s Workshop – Endless Possibilities – Wednesday, July 27, 6:30 P.M.
Paul Hazel has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale. For four decades he worked in theConnecticut public schools where he taught, founded alternative high schools and served as director of personnel. The Atlantic Monthly Press,Pocket Books, Bantam and Avon have published his books which were also offered in England and Germany. His fantasy and horror stories are included in several collections and available in fourteen languages. His work was nominated for the World Fantasy Award. “Yearwood,” wrote Publishers Weekly, “is one of the best high fantasies in some time.” “Winterking,” said the Washington Post, “is a blessing, a garden of delight. It should be read and reread.” “In the company of John Crowley and John Gardner, and Thomas Pynchon,” declared the New Statesmen. “Why there hasn’t been a lot more fuss about Paul Hazel I don’t know.” Come see what the fuss is about. Mr. Hazel lives in Ryegate with his wife, a willful dog, two goats and too many roosters.
Movie Night – “To Kill a Mocking Bird” – Wednesday, August 10, 6:00 P.M.
Come watch the movie  “To Kill a Mockingbird” with Gregory Peck.
Gregory Peck’s compassionate, liberal-minded attorney Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird is one of Hollywood’s iconic film characters. The book and movie have both stood the test of time and remain one of the best-known stories of our time.
Book Discussion – Wednesday, August 17, 6:30 P.M.
Discuss this year’s VT Reads “To Kill a Mocking Bird” by Harper Lee.  Cross generational perspectives encouraged.
Passages – Staged Readings inspired by “To Kill a Mocking Bird” – Wed. August 24, 6:30 P.M.
Read, act out or mime…Patrons are encouraged to share favorite passages from “To Kill a Mocking Bird” or similar works.