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My Vermont Eyes: Birds, Butterflies, and the Human Spirit Can Fly

African American woman with long hair and a colorful shirt smiling at the camera

This 60-minute Open Studio session is designed for newcomers and return participants alike. Dr. Jolivette will look at the experiences of girlhood and womanhood within the context of the Louisiana to Ivory Coast Migrations of her family. Get one more chance to experience and explore stories and poems in person with Dr. Jolivette!

Participants are invited to create art to reflect their own stories of coming to Vermont. Materials provided.

Participants' writing and artwork may be displayed in the Library during the month of April as a culmination of the series.

This event will be held in the Digital Lab.

No registration is needed.

For a sample of Dr. Jolivette's reading poetry, check out this video of the Feb. 1 devotional at the Vermont Statehouse for the beginning of Black History Month. The reading runs from the beginning of the video to minute 3:36. The poems are My Migration Part 1 by Jolivette Anderson-Douoning and  "Midway" by Naomi Long Madgett.


My Vermont Eyes was developed in partnership with Clemmons Family Farm and supported in part by a Vermont Community Fund Arts & Social Cohesion grant. 


The Library is ADA accessible, patrons are asked to call (802) 846-4140 in advance if special services are required.

Masks may be worn in the library and at any library program.