Poetry Slam at the Center for Arts and Learning

Geof Hewitt

On Saturday, April 21st join Slam Master Geof Hewitt at the Center for Arts and Learning for an afternoon of poetry performed by participants age 8 and above, including adults. This is a traditional slam with original writing only and a 3-minute time limit. Participants should be prepared with two pieces of writing.

3:30 pm |Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre Street


Miraculum Monstrum. A Reading by Kathline Carr

By Ma’ayan D’Antonio

Kathline Carr, was kind enough to share her words and writing experience on Thursday April 3, at Bear Pond Books. Kathline is a visual artist as well as a writer, therefore it is clear why Miraculum Monstrum is a mesmerizing hybrid of words and graphic creations. Opening the floor to Q & A, it was interesting to see how many of the audience members wanted to know what Kathline’s writing process was like. She always does something creative during her waking hours, whether it is writing or visual art making. She holds her creative voice and editing voice separate, otherwise no work would be accomplished. Kathline also said that from words on loose pages to detailed visual art, it took her about a decade to release this beautiful book into the world.

The full reading was recorded by ORCA Media and will be available in the next Bear Pond Books newsletter


Photos by Ma’ayan D’Antonio

Roads Taken:Contemporary VT Poetry

Join Editors Sydney Lea, Vermont’s 2011-2015 Poet Laureate, and Chard deNiord, Vermont’s current Poet Laureate, on Wednesday, May 24 at 7:00 pm at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier for the book launch of their new anthology, Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry (Green Writers Press, May 2017).  This anthology of contemporary Vermont poets represents a wide range of accomplished voices―both young and old, both renowned and relatively unestablished. While there is no such thing as a particular brand of Vermont poetry, the poems in this volume claim Vermont as their place of origin, bearing witness to the remarkably rich and ongoing legacy of the state’s poetic tradition.

We know that Kerrin McCadden, Alison Prine and Geof Hewitt will read their poems from the book and we’re waiting to hear from more of the poets whose words grace this book.