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My Vermont Eyes: 'We Wear the Mask'

African amercian woman on a stage with drummers, arms outstretched speaking into a microphone

Join Dr. Jolivette for this 60-minute Open Studio where she will share personal narratives through dramatic readings from her poetry (literary art) and from her dissertation (academic /education) to demonstrate how your family research can become poetry, stories, and prose when your memory and the history of places, spaces, and people intersect.   
 The Audience Participant will be invited to discuss Paul Laurence Dunbar's poem 'We Wear the Mask', with Dr. Jolivette and create a simple artistic mask.

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

This event will take place in the Digital Lab and on the steps in front of the Young Adult Loft.

No registration is needed.

For a sampling of Dr. Jolivette's poetry reading, 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.