New England Review hosts a number of events throughout the year, including our Vermont Reading Series, NER Out Loud, Reunion Reading, and other author and book events both on campus here at Middlebury and across the nation. To be added to our events email list, please send a message to NER.Vermont@gmail.com. See below for descriptions of recent events and to read about our ongoing Vermont Reading Series.
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In September 2021, NER celebrated outgoing poetry editor Rick Barot‘s seven years at the helm and welcomed new poetry editor Jennifer Chang, who read a poem from the forthcoming issue. The celebratory reading from Rick’s last issue (NER 42.2) included poets Philipe AbiYouness, Kaveh Akbar, Jennifer Grotz, Jenny Johnson, Dana Levin, Cate Marvin, Wayne Miller, Matthew Olzmann, Carl Phillips, Kevin Prufer, and Paul Tran. With thanks to Joe DeFelice from Middlebury’s media services. Video available here.
VERMONT READING SERIES
Since 2011, the NER Vermont Reading Series has presented more than 100 writers to Vermont audiences. While at first the series featured Vermont writers only, it recently opened its borders to writers from near and far. Now Vermont audiences will have the chance to hear from local writers as well as those just passing through, bringing an even greater range of literary imagination and accomplishment to downtown Middlebury.
Sponsored by the New England Review, with support from the Vermont Book Shop, the NER Vermont Reading Series continues to provide an opportunity for writers at various stages of their careers to read their work in front of an audience, and to acquaint local audiences with a great variety of literary talent. The series presents not only authors who’ve published in the New England Review and elsewhere, but also those just starting out, who may be unpublished and reading their work for the first time.
Published by Middlebury College since 1987, New England Review is proud of its own tradition of advancing the literary arts, bringing both new and known writers to a national reading public, and endeavors through the NER Vermont Reading Series to help bring about a similar convergence of voices here in our home state.
Vermont Reading Series events have featured Emily Arnason Casey, Rahat Huda, Sara London, and Sarah Wolfson (October 2019); Brad Felver, David Moats, and Kylie Winger (April 2019); Didi Jackson, Jodi Paloni, Ben Pease, and Layla Santos (April 2018); Lizzie Apple, Rob Hardy, April Ossmann, and Jericho Parms (October 2017); Hannah Nash, Genevieve Plunkett, Glen Pourciau, and Bianca Stone (April 2017); Bernardo Andrade, Jensen Beach, Eugene Mirabelli, and Elizabeth Powell (October 2016); Jennifer Grotz, Sydney Lea (poems read by Michael Collier and Hugh Coyle), and Janice Obuchowski (March 2016); Castle Freeman Jr., Kathryn Kramer, and Rebecca Starks (Nov. 2015); Michael Coffey, Penelope Cray, and Rebecca Makkai (July 2015); Karin Gottshall and Michael R. Katz (January 2015); Emily Arnason Casey, Kathryn Davis, and Diana Whitney (October 2014); Jamaal May and Terri Ford (July 2014); Don Mitchell, April Ossmann, and Ross Thurber (April 2014); Ryan Kim, Jay Parini, Christopher Ross, and Ryan Walsh (January 2014); Julia Alvarez, John Elder, Jessica Hendry Nelson, and Christopher Shaw (November 2013); Partridge Boswell, Michael Collier, Cleopatra Mathis, and Angela Palm (August 2013); Eliza Gilmore, Major Jackson, Thomas Kivney, and Henriette Lazaridis Power (April 2013); Eileen Brunetto, Jon Mathewson, Julia Shipley, and Jacob White (January 2013); Benjamin Aleshire, Larry Bradley, and Marguerite Sullivan (November 2012); Megan Mayhew-Bergman, Hugh Coyle, Lené Gary, and Tim Weed (August 2012); Joan Aleshire, Arthur Bloom, Kristin Fogdall, and Kerrin McCadden (April 2012); Jennifer Bates, Maya Beres, Karin Gottshall, Carolyn Kuebler, Christopher Ross, Jeffrey David Stauch, Karla Van Vliet, and David Weinstock in a special Addison County edition of the series, “Will Write for Love,” on Valentine’s Day 2012; Stephen Kiernan, Chloë Joan López, Daniel Lusk, and Neil Shepard (January 2012); Ellen Dudley, Estela Gonzalez, Sydney Lea, and Leath Tonino (November 2011); David Huddle, Gary Margolis, Janice Obuchowski, and Angela Patten (August 2011); and Kellam Ayres, Castle Freeman Jr., Ted Gilley, and Kathryn Kramer (April 2011).