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Lecture 1: “Inviting the Reader: Narrative Values, Lyric Presentation”

On Friday April 3, Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea kicked off the Poets and Their Craft Lecture Series at Norwich Bookstore in Norwich Vermont. With a selection of poems to illustrate his points, Lea shared how narrative values – plot, character, and setting – don’t “dumb down” a poem, but help us penetrate it in order to get to […]

Poets and Their Craft Lecture Series

Please join us! Click on the names below to learn more about each poet and bookstore. See poster below for dates and venues for each poet lecture, reading, and discussion. Poets: Sydney Lea, David Huddle, David Budbill, Neil Shepard, Pamela Harrison, Mary Jane Dickerson, Tamra J. Higgins, Jay Parini, Major Jackson, Diana Whitney, Baron Wormser. Bookstores: […]

Poetry and Healing Retreat

Happy New Year! Sundog Poetry Center has many exciting programs in the works for 2015, one of which is a new retreat we’ve just added to the calendar. This retreat will focus on the healing that can occur when we write and explore poetry. The Poetry and Healing Retreat will take place at Fielder Farm in April. Our […]

Vermont Humanities Council Grant

Happy Holidays! As an early holiday gift, we received wonderful news that we are the recipients of a Vermont Humanities Council grant! VHC has awarded us the grant in support of our state-wide 2015 Poets and Their Craft Lecture Series, which begins on April 2. During the series, ten Vermont poets will give a lecture, read a […]

November News

Our first retreat (Oct 31 – Nov 2) was filled with poetry, laughter, and new friendships at beautiful Fielder Farm. Thank you Bert and Sarah Dickerson for hosting us! Fresh, healthy, and delicious meals provided by Almost Home catering kept us filled to the gills – no starving poets here! Thank you to the participants for […]

Book Launch at Shelburne Farms

THANK YOU for joining us on October 16 at Shelburne Farms Coach Barn for the celebration of Water Journeys in Art and Poetry with art by Dianne Shullenberger and poetry by Mary Jane Dickerson and Nothing Saved Us: Poems of the Korean War by Tamra J. Higgins. THANK YOU to David Huddle for being our emcee!. And THANK YOU  to BCA […]

Cambridge Arts Council Grant

We are thrilled to be the recipients of a grant from the CAMBRIDGE ARTS COUNCIL!! They have chosen to sponsor one of our Evenings of Poetry, Music, and Delectable Delights! So far, we have been able to schedule two of these for the fall, the first onSaturday, September 13and the second on Saturday, October 11. Both events begin at […]

Poetry, Music, and Delectable Delights!

Saturday, May 17 – Poetry, Music, and Delectable Delights! Poetry readings by LN and UVM Professor Emeritus, Mary Jane Dickerson. Music by Patrick Fitzsimmons. Desserts and snacks by The Gilded Pear. 7:00 at Visions of Vermont Fine Art Gallery, Main St. Jeffersonville. $5.00 suggested donation per person at the door.   Workshops offered by SPR […]