May 23, 2019
Vermont Humanities Reading & Discussion Series
5:00pm (TIME CHANGE TO 5PM)
"A Hard Look at America"
Scholar Alan Berolzheimer will lead a discussion of Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink. Comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, each book in this series digs deep, revealing facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. The last in a Vermont Humanities Council series hosted by the Joslin Memorial Library, Moretown Memorial Library, and Warren Public Library. Books available for loan at each of the hosting libraries. Free and open to the public.
May 25, 2019
“Bill Torrey is a storyteller too pure to be real and too funny to be believed. Spend a little time with him, though, and you realize he’s that one in a million person who has lived his life fully—felt it, loved it, and knows how to talk about it. Great storytellers and great stories don’t always find each other. With Bill Torrey it’s a head-on collision.”
May 25th at 2:00 pm join Vermonter, author, and storyteller Bill Torrey for an entertaining afternoon as he shares true stories of his life growing up in rural Vermont during the ‘60’s. Bill has won four Moth Story Slams in Burlington and New York’s Black Fly Story Slam. He’s performed with four other storytellers from around the world at the prestigious Wilbur Theater in Boston. Bill wowed the sold-out crowd of 1200 with his story of his challenging life spent in the woods of Vermont. His first book, "The Ta Ta Weenie Club," was released in the fall of 2016. His second book, "Working Out of It," will be coming out in 2019.