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Sun Dog Poetry Center: Poets and their Craft Lecture Series featuring Pamela Harrison

Thu Jun 25th , 2015 7:00pm-8:30pm
Bridgeside Books
Venue: Bridgeside Books
29 Stowe Street, Waterbury, VT 05676 (Map) (Set as Local)
Sun Dog Poetry Center: Poets and their Craft Lecture Series featuring Pamela Harrison Waterbury Vermont

Sun Dog Poetry Center: Poets and their Craft Lecture Series featuring Pamela Harrison

Thursday, June 25th


2015 Poets and Their Craft Lecture Series, organized and sponsored by Sundog Poetry Center, will consist of several of Vermont's most highly respected poets addressing a particular aspect of poetry, using their poems as examples of that aspect.

"Words, like stepping stones across a foggy swamp, lead me toward the new ground of my knowing." -Pamela Harrison

Pamela Harrison, American poet and educator, is the author of five poetry collections, most recently, What to Make of It (WordTech Communications, 2012).

Her poems have been published in a variety of literary journals and magazines, including Poetry, Beloit Poetry Journal, Georgia Review, Green Mountains Review, Cimarron Review, and Yankee Magazine.

Her honors include fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Vermont Studio Center, as well as the PEN Northern New England Discovery Poet Award.

Harrison was born and raised in Oklahoma City, and earned a B.A. from Smith College, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has taught English Literature and Creative Writing for the University System of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College as adjunct faculty.

She is married to Dr. Dennis McCullough, author of My Mother, Your Mother (Harper Collins). They live in Norwich, Vermont. She has just become a grandmother.

'Straight Talk on Parenting' Vicki Hoefle Discussion & Book Signing

September date TBA

Join us in welcoming author Vicki Hoefle with her new book, 'Straight Talk on Parenting: A No-Nonsense Approach on How to Grow a Grown-Up'.

Parents these days are under a great deal of pressure to be "perfect." From psychologists to social scientists, journalists to weekend bloggers, everyone has an opinion about the do's and don'ts for raising healthy, well-adjusted-and let's not forget, polite-children in today's fast-paced world. Where does this leave parents? Too often, lacking in confidence, ill equipped, and overwhelmed.

Parenting expert Vicki Hoefle makes the bold claim that it's time for parents to get off the perfection path and get back to the real job of parenting: to grow a grown-up. In this no-nonsense parenting guide, Hoefle draws upon twenty-five years of experience with helping parents see the big picture and sidestep what she calls the "detail drama" that too often trumps everyday life with our kids. Parents learn more than just strategies; they learn a methodology that allows them to help their toddlers build a strong foundation for success in adulthood.

In her trademark, tell-it-like-it-is style, Hoefle tells parents to trust their intuition and develop an intentional strategy for meeting each child's unique needs. Above all, The Straight Talk on Parenting offers the confidence-boosting reminder that parenting is about practice (and a healthy dose of humor), not perfection.

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