Fan House 2015 Recommendations



Chop Shop
From Pittsburgh to Barnard via Manhattan comes "Chop Shop", a funk band that will headline an evening of New Orleans-style revelry from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. March 7 at Barnard's Town Hall. Five hours of local and regional music plus an expansive taco bar, mask-making, and fun come with the price of a ticket: $20 adults, $10 students, free ages six and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at:


May 23-24

Vermont Crafts Council: Open Studio Weekend


June 19, 20 and 21

Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival


June 21-27

Interplay Jazz & Art Summer Experience, Workshops and Performances, Woodstock, VT for registration and details.


July 24-26

Line-up as of early Febuary 2015. More to come.

Mark Doty (National Book Award)
Dan Chiasson (New Yorker poetry critic)

Robin MacArthur (Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology)
Jeffrey Lent (A Slant of Light, In the Fall, After You've Gone)
Yannick Murphy (The Call, This is the Water)
Paul Doiron (The Precipice, The Bone Orchard)

Jason Sokol (All Eyes Are Upon Us, There Goes My Everything)
Peniel Joseph (Stokely: A Life)
Mimi Baird (He Wanted the Moon)
Cynthia Bittinger (Vermont Women, Native Americans and African Americans)

Gus Speth (Angels by the River, America the Possible)
Ellen Stimpson (Mud Season, Good Grief: Life in a Tiny Vermont Village)
Natasha Bowens (The Color of Food)
Sy Montgomery (The Soul of an Octopus, The Good Good Pig, The Curious Naturalist)

Jana Laiz (The Twelfth Stone, Weeping Under this Same Moon)



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