Calendar of Events


2/19 - 3/26/18 Online Class - Adirondack Center for Writing, Shazam: the Superpower of Shortform

2/23/18 Reading: 5:30 pm - with James Scott and Jericho Parms at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, VT

4/28/18 Workshop: 10 am - The Husbandry of Poetry: Best practices for the care and feeding of poetry at RiverArts in Morrisville, VT

4/30/18 Reading: 6:30 pm - "Environmental Poetry"with James Crews, Jody Gladding and Sean Prentiss at Down Home Kitchen, Montpelier, VT

6/12/18 Reading: 7 pm - with Neil Shepard and Martha Zweig at Galaxy Book Shop, Hardwick, VT

6/21/18 Reading: 7pm - Plenty of Poets! Reading from Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry published by Green Writers Press at Phoenix Bookstore in Burlington, VT


1/23/17 - 2/20/17 On-line class – Lightning In a Bottle Poetry: Reading and Writing the Nature Flash hosted online through the Adirondack Center for Writing

2/13/17 Guest Lecturer: 9am — Providence College undergraduate poetry and creative writing with Chard DeNiord, Providence, RI

3/18/17 Event: 10am-12 noon — The Art House's Studio Night Out at Craftsbury Academy,Craftsbury, VT

4/3/17 Reading: 6pm — Down Home Kitchen Poetry Reading (dinner, followed by reading) with Mary Elder Jacobsen, Darren Higgins and Reuben Jackson, Down Home Kitchen Montpelier, VT

4/24/17 Workshop: 10am-12 noon — The Husbandry of Poetry: Some best practices for the care and feeding of a (worthwhile) lifelong habit, Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier, VT

4/26/17 Reading: 7pm — Three Poets Read at the Jeudevine Library, Hardwick VT

4/28/17 Guest Lecturer: 11am — Fundamentals of Freelancing at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT

6/19/17 Reading: 6:30pm — Reading With Jessica Hendry Nelson, Woodbury Community Library, Woodbury, VT

6/22/17 Reading: 7pm — Roads Taken Anthology Reading with Chard DeNiord and Syd Lea at the Galaxy Book Shop, Hardwick, VT

6/26-28/17 Workshop Leader — Champlain College Young Writers' Conference, Burlington, VT

7/1-7/17 Residency — Cuttyhunk Island Writers Residency, Cuttyhunk Island, MA

7/9/17 Reading: 7pm — Back Road Readings: A Celebration of Leland Kinsey And His Poems Brownington, VT

7/10-14/17 Event: 7pm — Talk of the Porch: A six-week New Yorker Fiction Discussion Group at the Craftsbury Library, Craftsbury Common, VT

9/3/17 Guest Poet: 3pm — Free Verse Festival at FreeVerse Farm, Chelsea, VT

10/16/17 Poetry Workshop Leader: 6:30pm — Burlington Writers Workshop, Burlington, VT

11/3/17 Guest Lecturer: 10am — Becoming a Book Reviewer: Why & How at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT

11/3-5/17 Workshop Leader — Sundog Poetry Center's Annual Retreat at Fielder Farm in Huntington, VT

11/13/17 Guest Lecturer: 2 pm - Poetics of Place and Environmental Communication at Unity College in Unity, ME


1/18/16 Workshop: 6:30pm - Poetry Workshop at Burlington Writers Workshop in Burlington, VT

1/23/16 Workshop: 10am-2pm - Your Story Here at Bristol Historical Society in Bristol, VT for more info contact Julie at juliealmeter[at]

2/7/16 Class: 9am-12pm - Odes, Serenades & More: Five Kinds of Valentines at RiverArts in Morrisville, VT

2/13/15 Event: 11-1pm - Free* Custom Created and Dictated Typewritten Valentines at Galaxy Book Shop in Hardwick, VT *with any purchase at The Galaxy Book Shop

2/15/16 Event: 8am-12:30pm - Visiting Author at Barre Town School, Barre, VT

3/11/16 Event: 9:30am - Devotional at Vermont State House Montpelier, VT

4/5/16 Event: 5:30pm - Reception & Reading at Bridgeside Books with Karin Gottshall, Barbara Murphy, David Huddle and Neil Shepard in Waterbury, VT

4/11/16 Reading: 7pm - PoemTown's farm themed poetry reading and farm sourced supper at Black Krim Tavern in Randolph, VT

4/14/16 Reading: 7pm - Poetry Reading with Andrew Merton at Phoenix Bookstore in Burlington, VT

4/20/16 Reading: 7:00-8:30pm - PoemCity Reading featuring VSC Alumni and Visiting Writers at Vermont College of Fine Arts' Noble Lounge, Montpellier, VT

4/28/16 Workshop/Reading: 1pm - Otter Creek Poets' National Poetry Month Reading Series at the Ilsley Library in Middlebury, VT

5/5/16 Event: 7pm-9pm - Reception & Reading at Clover Food Lab + Boston ArtWeek in Cambridge, MA

5/12/16-6/2/16 Class: 6-8pm - Nature's Narratives at RiverArts in Morrisville, VT

5/16/16 Workshop: 6:30 - Guest Facilitator at Burlington Writers Workshop in Burlington, VT

6/16/16 Reading: 7pm - Poetry Reading with Florence Fogelin at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury, VT

7/29/16 Reading: TBA - BookStock in Woodstock, VT

8/31/16-9/4/16 Event: Curator for 2016 Writers' Forum at the Greensboro Artist Alliance Residency in Greensboro, VT

9/4/16 Workshop: 1pm -Writing Workshop at Greensboro Public Library Greensboro Arts Alliance in Greensboro, VT

9/15/16 Class: all day - Your Story at SQUAM, Holderness, NH

9/16/16 Class: all day - Your Story at SQUAM, Holderness, NH

9/22/16 Class: 6-8pm - Turn Turn Turn, an Intermediate Poetry Study Group River Arts in Morrisville, VT

9/24/16 Event: 3-4:30 pm - Stowe Free Library Final Anniversary Celebration Meet the Authors in Stowe, VT

9/24/16 Event: 5pm - Vermont Book Award Gala at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, VT

9/27/16 Event: 7-9pm - Burlington Book Fest Event, Writers in the Round at Hotel Vermont in Burlington, VT

11/15/16 Event: 6-8:30pm - Reading & Writing Poems of Gratitude & Thanksgiving at Bridgeside Books in Waterbury, VT

11/19/16 Event:: 10am-1pm - Writer in Residence at Bridgeside Books in Waterbury, VT

Stop by the blog for more on the latest available Classes and Events!

class viewSample of courses offered to a variety of age groups and ability levels, including early childhood learners, middle school students, teens, adults, seniors and special needs participants:

  • American Poetry Idol
  • The Chapbook: Reading and Writing a Slender Book
  • The Good Food After-school Poetry Program (combining a healthy, locally grown snack with food inspired writing exercises)
  • The Lyric Essay
  • The Braided Essay
  • Potato, Skateboard, Rubber Duck: Reading and Writing Object Poems
  • Writing Life Stories
  • Your Story Here: Writing for Publication
  • From Abecedarian to Zuihitsu: Exploring Poetic Forms
  • Adventures in Narrative Journalism
  • Nature Writing
  • Mapping a Sense of Place
  • The Bones of Prose: Reading and Writing the Elegant Sentence
  • Literature of the North Country
  • Under the Influence: Studying Poems We Love
  • Literature of the Agricultural Experience

Sample of host institutions where courses have been offered:

  • RiverArts, Morrisville VT
  • Stowe Free Library
  • Johnson Public Library
  • Hyde Park Lampher Library
  • Vermont Studio Center
  • Johnson Elementary School
  • People's Academy, Morrisville VT
  • Spaulding High School, Barre VT
  • Morrisville Centennial Library
  • Stowe Middle School
  • Rutland Town Middle School
  • Out and About, Morrisville VT
  • Craftsbury Community Care Center
  • New Hampshire Writers Project, Manchester NH
  • Craftbury Public Library
  • Osher Life Long Learning Institute, Newport VT
  • The Writer's Center, White River Junction
  • Copley Woodlands, Stowe VT
  • West Branch Apartments, Stowe VT
  • Johnson State College
  • Sterling College, Craftsbury Common VT
  • Community College of Vermont, Morrisville
  • Community College of Vermont, St. Alban's
  • Craftsbury Outdoor Center (Elderhostel)
  • Gemini Ink, San Antonio TX
  • Cabot Public Library
  • Hazen Union School, Hardwick VT
  • Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee WI