Events

Green Mountain Meditations
An Evening with Charlie Rossiter
Thursday, October 3rd, 7pm
The Bennington Bookshop

Local poet Charlie Rossiter has a new book out, Green Mountain Meditations. We'll be celebrating with an event at The Bookshop. Charlie will read a selection of poems from his book, and there will be time for questions and book-signing!

Charlie's work has been featured on NPR’s “Poet and the Poem.” He is a member of the board of the Bennington Area Arts Council and hosts the 2nd Tuesday Open Mic at the Tap House.

This event is free and open to the public.

Bomber's Moon
An Evening with Archer Mayor
Thursday, October 10th, 7:00pm
Bennington Free Library

Archer Mayor's latest book, Bomber's Moon,  comes out in September. This is Archer's 30th book! Congratulations, Archer. We will be celebrating the release of the book with an event at the Bennington Free Library on Thursday, October 10th, starting at 7:00pm. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Bennington Free Library and The Bennington Bookshop.

The Dog Went Over the Mountain - An Evening with Peter Zheutlin
Monday, October 21st, 7pm
Bennington Free Library

Peter Zheutlin's latest book, The Dog Went Over the Mountain, will be released in September. Here's what Peter had to say about the book:

Inspired by a re-reading of John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley at the age of 64, I took my aging rescue dog Albie on a 9,000 mile odyssey across America in the Spring of 2018, mostly along Steinbeck’s route. With far more sand in the bottom of my hourglass than the top, I wanted to take one last Great American Road Trip and rediscover the country I last crossed by car in 1977, this time in the company of my best friend.

This journey is the subject of my eighth book, The Dog Went Over the Mountain, to be published in early September 2019 by Pegasus Books. The book actually opens in Bennington, on our very last night on the road before returning home near Boston.

More than a travelogue, the book is also a meditation on aging, on finding meaning in the later years of life, and on the deep connections we create with our canine companions. The book is also filled with memorable characters: a marine corps veteran in his late 60s cycling the country for more than two years who we encountered in Bismarck, a legendary 79 year-old New Orleans restaurateur, and an elderly homeless woman met in Redding, California among many others.

Peter will be joining us for an evening of reading and anecdotes - be sure not to miss this event! There will be opportunities for questions and book signing. We will have books for sale at the event, or order them ahead of time at the bookshop.

This event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Bennington Free Library and The Bennington Bookshop.