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My Vermont Eyes: Discover Yourself

African Amercian woman sitting in a colorful chair reading a poem and gesturing

Join Dr. Jolivette for this 90-minute participant workshop designed to guide you to discover more about your worldview through poetry and spoken word, accompanied by drumbeats, using the poems 'Sympathy' by Paul Laurence Dunbar and 'Caged Bird' by Maya Angelou along with other poems that use imagery to inspire the imagination.  Whether new arrivals or long-time residents of Vermont, participants will be invited to explore and share their migration and lived experience in Vermont through written word or expressive drawing reflecting on "What did you bring with you, what did you leave behind, what have MY VERMONT EYES seen that make me who I am?"

Art 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 Community Room.

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.