SVAC Event: Reading Strong Female Artists

Memoir Book Group with Megan Mayhew Bergman
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 5:30pm
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We are partnering with Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC) to present a free virtual reading book group with award-winning author Meghan Mayhew Bergman.

With SVAC’s “Women Take Wilson” exhibition series as a backdrop, author Megan Mayhew Bergman speaks about what to notice and learn from three memoirs of women in the arts. All are welcome for the discussion and Q & A, at no charge. Readers, writers, other artists; everyone who enjoys thoughtful conversation: hear from Megan, explore the texts, and share recommendations for a female-forward reading list. Celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment together.

Megan’s discussion will take place either online or in SVAC’s galleries with a livestream, depending on health guidelines in August. (See a preview of Women Take Wilson here.)

Megan Mayhew Bergman is the author of two short story collections, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, and Almost Famous Women. Her novel, Indigo Run, is forthcoming with Scribner. She studied anthropology at Wake Forest University, has an MA from Duke University, and an MFA from Bennington College. Her work was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers and an Indie Next selection, and won the Garrett Award for Fiction in 2012. She has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the American Library in Paris.

While at Bennington College, she served as the Associate Director of the MFA program and Director of the Robert Frost Stone House Museum. She currently teaches literature and environmental writing at Middlebury College, where she also serves as Director of the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference.


When ordering the titles, please specify that you're part of the SVAC reading group to receive a 20% discount.

Life with Picasso Cover Image
By Françoise Gilot, Carlton Lake, Lisa Alther (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781681373195
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Published: NYRB Classics - June 11th, 2019

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Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316247757
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 26th, 2016

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Men We Reaped: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608197651
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 16th, 2014

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