Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: So You Want to Write Historical Fiction? - “So You Think You Want to Write Historical Fiction: It’s Not for the Faint of Heart” Join Angela Moody, author of No Safe Haven, in a discussion of the art and process of writing historical fiction. Historical fiction is a beloved and controversial genre. Writers are often tasked with turning a historical narrative into an exciting and compelling narrative that fits with literary tropes and archetypes. How do they go through this process? How do they make their decisions? Join us as author historical fiction Angela Moody describes her creative process and offers suggestions to those looking to write themselves. For more information on the Ethan Allen Homestead: www.ethanallenhomestead.org
Positively Vermont: The Vermont Historical Society's Auto Racing Exhibit - Dennis McMahon interviews guest Amanda Kay Gustin, Public Program Manager at the Vermont Historical Society, about the new exhibit, Anything for Speed: Automobile Racing in Vermont, opening April 28th at the Vermont History Center in Barre. Anything for Speed explores the excitement and passion of a century of automobile racing in Vermont. From the earliest days of experimentation and quirky traditions to beloved local tracks and talented professionals, auto racing is an important part of Vermont’s story. Join us as we connect you to the people, the places, and of course the cars that have driven into history. For more information: vermonthistory.org
The 2018 Scripps Spelling Bee -- Through the beginning of April, students across the country and around the world compete in regional spelling bees to determine who will proceed to the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
Risky Business: Why Adolescents Love Risk-Taking and How We Can Help Manage It -- Recent research on the adolescent brain clearly demonstrates that adolescents perceive and process risk assessment in ways that are remarkably unlike adults. Changes in receptor site numbers and sensitivity, neurotransmitter action, and social-emotional responses all combine to influence how teens evaluate risk. During this presentation, Michael Nerney offers ways to think about and talk about adolescent risk reduction, including access to structured risk taking, and the use of “gist” language. These concepts can be applied across the spectrum of adolescent risky behaviors, including drug and alcohol use, sexual activity, and others. Sponsored by ParentIN Burlington & BPHC. For more information: www.burlingtonpartnership.org
Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce: Legislative Breakfast 2017 -- Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast. The Legislative Breakfast Series is designed to provide direct access to legislators and decisionmakers in Montpelier to ensure that our business community's voice is heard.