Past Events

2012

May 7: David will talk about his life as a playwright and show excerpts from both JUDEVINE and A SONG FOR MY FATHER at Elder Education Enrichment Program, Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington (on Dorset Street just to the south of the 189 overpass). For more information contact Carl Smarling at smarling@sover.net

April 13: David reads from HAPPY LIFE at 8:30 p.m. at The Holderness School, Holderness, NH. For more information contact Peter Durnan at: pdurnan@holderness.org and go to: http://youtu.be/1Js8fmj3nV0

April 7: David reads from HAPPY LIFE at 7:00 p.m. at Brown Dog Books & Gifts, 22 Commerce Street #3, Hinesburg, VT 05461. For more information call 802-482-5189 or email Natacha Liuzzi at: nml1961@yahoo.com

April 4: David reads from HAPPY LIFE at 6:30 p.m. at The Flying Pig Bookstore, 5247 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT, phone: (802) 985-3999. For more information contact Josie Leavitt at: flyingpigbooks@gmail.com

March 13: On the Main Stage at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, Theatre Department, at 7:30 p.m., a staged reading of excerpts from my play THINGY WORLD! or HOW WE GOT TO WHERE WE ARE. This staged reading is part of the festivities surrounding the inauguration of Jonathan Lash as President of Hampshire College. Jonathan Lash, while he was Vermont Secretary of Natural Resources, commissioned me in 1989 to write a play about trash. It seemed to me that trash was the symptom and not the disease and I decided to write a play about the disease itself, which I thought then and–these 23 years later–still think is American materialism and greed. For more information contact: Ellen Donkin at: edHA@hampshire.edu or Beth Ward at: bward@hampshire.edu

March 1: Garrison Keillor reads David’s poem “March” on The Writer’s Almanac on NPR.

February 23: David reads from HAPPY LIFE at SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury, NY, from 6:30 to 7:30. For more information contact Courtney Reid at reidjc@sunyacc.edu

David reads from HAPPY LIFE at Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT, beginning at 6:30. For more information contact Carol Dickson at

February 16: dicksonc@gmavt.net

January 28: Garrison Keillor reads on The Writer’s Almanac, David’s poem “Winter Is the Best time” from David’s book WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET. You can listen at: Just click on LISTEN at the top of the page.http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2012/01/28

January 21: David reads some poems about snow at an opening at The West Branch Gallery in Stowe, VT, about 6:00 or 6:30. For more information contact Tari Swenson at tari@stowevt.net

2011

December 20: a review of HAPPY LIFE appears in the See it at: New York Times.http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/20/books/poems-by-bao-phi-roberto-bolano-and-simon-armitage-review.html

** PARKER-BUDBILL DUO, FALL TOUR 2011 **

November 15: The Mountain School, Vershire, VT, 7:30 p.m., for more information contact: Nick DeFriez: ndefriez@sover.net

November 14: Marlboro college, Marlboro, VT, Ragle Hall, 7:30 p.m. for more information contact: Lisa Christensen: or Lynn Degnon: lmchrist@marlboro.eduldegnon@marlboro.edu

November 13: The Basement Music Series, Bennington, VT, 3:00 p.m. (NOTE: Early Start Time), for more information contact Matthew Perry: and/or go to: matthewvae@comcast.nethttp://www.vtartxchange.org/index.php

October 29: David is a panelist to evaluate Nora Jacobson’s new film “Freedom and Unity” at 11:45 a.m. at the annual meeting of the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fleming Museum Auditorium on the University of Vermont campus, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

October 16: Sundays at Tufts—Community Concert Series presents: JAPANESE MUSIC: TRADITIONAL TO CONTEMPORARY Medford/Somerville, MA – The Sundays at Tufts Community Concert Series will present a concert of Japanese music featuring Elizabeth Reian Bennett, shakuhachi; Ayakano Cathleen Read, koto; and Elizabeth Anker, contralto.The performance will take place on October 16, 2011 at 3 p.m. in the Distler Performance Hall of the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center at Tufts University, located at 20 Talbot Avenue on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus.

As is common in Japan, this concert will maintain a seasonal focus, including a 19 century “Song of Autumn” for shakuhachi and koto, and a koto solo entitled “The Silence of Autumn”. The concert will also include the premiere of new works by Tufts composers John McDonald and David Molk. thMcDonald’s piece will be set to the words of Vermont poet David Budbill. Kris Coombs or Jeffrey Rawitsch: kris.coombs@tufts.eduJeffrey.Rawitsch@tufts.edu

October 15: Coral and Vocal Works by Erik Nielsen, featuring settings of poetry by David Budbill, etc. Unitarian Church, Montpelier, VT, 7:30 p.m., David will read his poems before they are sung.

October 14: Coral and Vocal Works by Erik Nielsen, featuring settings of poetry by David Budbill, etc. Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester, VT, 7:30 p.m.

6: David will receive–for the breadth and depth of his work, in all its forms, and the openness and generosity of spirit demonstrated in that work–from Pennsylvania State University/Altoona, the 2011 Kjell Meling Memorial Award for Distinction in the Arts & Humanities. A dinner will precede the award ceremony, after which David will give a talk called, “Happy Life and Other Koans: 50 Years of Poetry and Plays.October

Garrison Keillor reads on The Writer’s Almanac, David’s poem “Our Lives Pass Away” from David’s new book HAPPY LIFE. You can listen at: Just click on LISTEN at the top of the page.October 5:http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2011/10/05

Garrison Keillor reads on The Writer’s Almanac, David’s poem “September Visitors” from David’s new book HAPPY LIFE. You can listen at: Just click on LISTEN at the top of the page.September 26:http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2011/09/26

September 20: David reads from his new book of poems, HAPPY LIFE,at 7:00 p.m., Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street, Montpelier, VT. For more information contact: Pat Lyon Surrey at: . patls@bearpondbooks.com

August 23:David reads from his new book of poems, HAPPY LIFE, at The Galaxy Book Shop, Hardwick, Vermont, at 7:00 p.m. For directions and more information contact: Claire Green, Events Coordinator at: .galaxyevents@vtlink.net

August 19:A Celebration of Expressive Arts in Montgomery Center, VT, a blend of music, poetry and art, is at the Montgomery House Inn (formerly the Black Lantern) in the village of Montgomery (not Montgomery Center). The program begins at 7 p.m. David Budbill is the featured poet. For more information contact Rebecca Cummins at: greycomyn@aol.com

July 30:David performs his poetry with ringing bowls and shakuhachi at the Third Annual BOOKSTOCK in Woodstock, VT. At about 11:00 a.m. in the Town Hall, David will read his poem LITANY FOR TODAY: A Response to the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Accident in 1979. The time for David’s afternoon reading: TBA. For more information contact: Partridge Boswell at: or Pam Ahlen at: or call: 802-457-3981 or 802-457-2621.director@pentanglearts.orglahlen8920@aol.com

July 17: David reads from his new book, HAPPY LIFE, and from the poetry of James Hayford. Other northern Vermont poets reading include Leland Kinsey, Burt Porter, Peggy Sapphire, Merry Gangemi and Beth Kanell. Start time is 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the reading at the Samuel Read Hall House, across the street in Brownington, VT. Admission by donation. For more information contact Peggy Gibson at: director@oldstonehousemuseum.org

July 16:David reads his poetry, old and new, at the Cutler Memorial Library in Plainfield, Vermont, at 11:00 a.m. For more information and directions contact: Loona Brogan, Librarian, at: or call (802) 454-8504.cutler.library@yahoo.com

David talks to the students at The Gilman School, Gilman, VT, about his short story collection, SNOWSHOE TREK TO OTTER RIVER and his novel, THE BONES ON BLACK SPRUCE MOUNTAIN, at 10:00 a.m. For more information contact: Helen Martin at: May 4:golddog2@myfairpoint.net

David reads his poetry for about an hour and then answers questions followed by an open mic at NHTI, Concord’s Community College, Concord, NH, from 12:00 noon to about 3:00 p.m. For more information contact Alan Lindsay at: April 5:alindsay@ccsnh.edu

Later on this day, at New England College, Henniker, NH, David reads his own new work, then responds to student readings of David’s work at 7:00 p. m., Mainstage Theatre, Science Building. For more information contact Glenn Stuart at: or Sylva Boyadjian-Haddad at: April 5:GStuart@nec.edusbhaddad@nec.edu

David reads Richard Wright’s haiku and plays his shakuhachi at the 2011 Japan-American Society of Vermont, Matsuri at the Ross Sports Center at St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont. 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. David is on stage to read and play at about 3:45 p.m. For more information contact Yukiko Washio at: March 27:yukikowashio@gmail.com

David hosts a poetry reading and workshop at River Arts, Morrisville, VT, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. For more information go to: or call Dominique Gustin at: 802-888-1261March 15:http://riverartsvt.org/programs/poetry-writing/

David plays shakuhachi for his friend the Northern California poet Steve Sanfield at the 3rd biannual Montreal Zen Poetry Festival. For more information contact: Zengetsu Myokyo at: and/or go to: Montreal Zen Poetry Festival, March 10-13, 2011 March 10:info@enpuku-ji.orgwww.montrealzenpoetryfestival.caand/or Time and place TBA www.enpuku-ji.org

February 26:David is the featured performer at the Second Annual Highfields Compost Cabaret, Cabot Town Hall, Cabot, VT, 7:00-10:00 p.m. Suggested donation $10.00. For more information call: 802-472-5138, or go to: or call Grace Gershuny at: 802-633-4152.http://www.highfieldscomposting.org./compostcabaret2.htm

At 5:30 David has supper with and then reads at 7:00 to the Elder Hostel at Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury Common, VT. For more information contact Julia Shipley at: or call 1-802-586-7733.February 16:vermontwritersretreat@gmail.com

2010

November 18: a reading with Jody Gladding, “Two Vermont Poets,” Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, VT, at 1:30 p.m. For directions and more information, call: 802-748-2600 or go to: www.learn.uvm.edu/osher

November 14: David reads his poetry as part of the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble concert, “A Day in the Life,” The Flynn Space, Burlington, VT, 2:00 p.m. For more about the concert go to: http://www.vcme.org/concerts%2010-11.htm

November 13: David reads his poetry as part of the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble concert, “A Day in the Life,” Unitarian Church, Montpelier, VT, 8:00 p.m. For more about the concert go to: http://www.vcme.org/concerts%2010-11.htm

November 10: David reads his poems and plays his shakuhachi and ringing bowls with Jody Gladding at Jacquith Public Library, Marshfield, VT, at 7:00 p.m. For more information call Susan Green at 802-426-3717 or email:

jaquithpubliclibrary@hotmail.com

November 1: David visits Carol Dickson’s writing class at Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT. 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more information contact Carol Dickson at: dicksonc@gmavt.net

October 30: David reads his poem “November” as part of the annual Lost Nation Theatre Poe/Halloween Fund-raising show which begins at 8:00 p.m. For more information contact Tara Lee Downs at: smtara@lostnationtheater.org or call 802-229-0492.

October 29: at 2:00 p.m. David performs poems from his forthcoming–in August 2011, from Copper Canyon Press–book, HAPPY LIFE, at an Elder Education Enrichment Program, Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington (on Dorset Street just to the south of the 189 overpass). For more information contact Carl Smarling: smarling@sover.net

October 15&16: David Budbill’s JUDEVINE presented by The Palace Players, The Palace Theater, Hamilton, NY. For more information call: 315-824-1420 or contact: Patricia von Mechow at: pvm@twcny.rr.com

October: David’s new poem “Ode to Wood” appears in the Fall issue of Vermont Life Magazine. For more information go to: http://www.vtlife.com/current_issue/contents.htm

October 1-3: David Budbill participates in The 9th Annual Brattleboro Literary Festival, Readings and appearances TBA. For more information contact: Wyn Cooper at: wyncooper@gmail.com

August 20-September 5: Old Castle Theatre Company in Bennington, VT, presents the second production of David’s new play, A SONG FOR MY FATHER. For more information contact: Eric Peterson: oldcastletc@gmail.com

July 29: A Celebration of Expressive Arts in Montgomery Center, VT, a blend of music, poetry and art, 7:30 to 10: 30 p.m., Montgomery Center Grange, David Budbill, featured poet, for more information contact Bob Cummins at: greycomyn@aol.com

July 28: David reads at the Brookfield Town Hall, Brookfield, VT, 7:00 p.m. For directions and more information contact Erik Nielsen: nielsen@sover.net

July 12: David talks about writing down family stories and illustrates his talk with examples from JUDEVINE, A SONG FOR MY FATHER and WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET at the Wolcott Historical Society meeting, at 7:00 at the new Wolcott Town Offices in the big Conference room. Historical Society meeting begins at 5:30. This program is presented as part of Vermont Reads 2010, sponsored by the Vermont Council on the Humanities, Wolcott Historical Society, and Glee Merritt Kelley Community Library. For more information contact, Amy Noyes at: amy@kingdomsedge.com

April 22 thru May 9: The Premiere Production of David’s new play, A SONG FOR MY FATHER, at Lost Nation Theatre, Montpelier, VT. This first production will be directed by Andrew Doe, featuring John Alexander, Tara Lee Downs, Robert Nuner and Ruth Wallman. For curtain times, days of the week and ticket information contact: http://www.lostnationtheater.org or call: 802-229-0492

July 18: David reads his own poetry and the poetry of Hayden Carruth along with other northern Vermont poets, including Galway Kinnell, Jody Gladding, Burt Porter and Lindsay Knowlton, at the Samuel Read Hall House, Brownington, VT, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Admission by donation. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Peggy Gibson at: director@oldstonehousemuseum.org

April 12: Reckoning with Torture: Memos and Testimonies from the “War on Terror.” David participates as one of 13 readers of statements by victims of the US War on Terror. 7:00 p.m., Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. for more information go to: http://www.acluvt.org/blog/2010/03/19/reckoning-with-torture/

March 6: David is a Judge for the finals of the Poetry Out Loud competition, Vermont College, College Hall, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information contact Morgan Irons: onstage@sover.net

February 5, 6, 7 and 11, 12, 13, 14: David Budbill’s JUDEVINE: A PLAY IN TWO ACTS, presented by Actors Bridge Theatre, Nashville, TN. For more information contact: Vali Forrister at: vali@actorsbridge.org or call: 615-341-0300.

2009

Nov 13,14, 19–11 a.m. matinee, 20, 21, 22–2 p.m. matinee: David Budbill’s JUDEVINE: A PLAY IN TWO ACTS, presented by Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, for more information contact, Patrick Tangredi at: patrick.tangredi@pcc.edu

November 7: David is inducted into the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences at 5:00 p.m. as a Fellow at their annual meeting at the Riverview Café in Brattleboro, VT. For more information contact: Connell Gallagher at: cbgallag@uvm.edu

December 5: David is Master of Ceremonies for a special benefit Indian Dinner and Sari Fashion Show for Child Haven International, at Hazen Union High School Cafeteria in Hardwick, VT, at 6:00 p.m. Child Haven is a Gandhian organisation based in Canada, which provides homes and education for 1,200 formerly destitute children in India, Nepal, Tibet and Bangladesh. For more information contact Robin Cappuccino at wmtnfarm@together.net or 533-2296. For information about Child Haven, go to www.Childhaven.ca

October 23: David performs poems and plays his shakuhachi at a benefit performance for the Jeudevine Music School Scholarship Fund at the Hardwick Townhouse at 7:00 p.m. Also featuring the Panashe Steelband, Michael Arnowitt, Geza Carr, Geoff Bennington, Camomilla, Les Bluettes Sauvages and The Jeudevine Music School Kid’s Steelband. For more information contact Emily Laxner at: emilylanxner@gmail.com or call: 802-472-5913. For a full-color poster click here.

September 21: Beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Christ Church in Montpelier, VT, David plays his shakuhachi for the International Day of Peace Walk throughout Montpelier. Everyone is welcome.

August 10: David’s commentary, “Affordable Food for All,” aired on Vermont Public Radio on this day. To read it go to: http://www.vpr.net/episode/46665/ To listen click on the LISTEN icon at the top of the column on the right.

July 30: Garrison Keillor reads David’s poem, “Ben” on National Public Radio’s THE WRITER’S ALMANAC. You can listen at: http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2009/07/3 Just click on LISTEN at the top of the page.

June 11: 7:45 p.m. David reads/performs THE FIRE OF COMPASSION: The Meaning of Jazz in Words and Music with The Judevine Mountain Trio (William Parker, Hamid Drake, David Budbill) at the 14th Annual Vision Festival in New York City at Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand Street, at the Henry Street Settlement. The F train to Delancey, or the J or M trains to Essex Street or the D or B trains to Grand Street. For more information contact: http://www.visionfestival.org/

May 31: David joins Galway Kinnell, Leland Kinsey, Burt Porter, Lindsay Knowlton and others to read their favorite Frost poems. A Robert Frost Poetry Reading will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the shore of Willoughby Lake in Orleans, VT, off of Rt. 5A just below the Willoughvale Inn, where Robert Frost camped with his family during the summer of 1909. Students from Lake Region Union High School and North Country Union Junior High School will exhibit projects inspired by their study of Robert Frost. The Willoughvale Inn will provide refreshments. The event is sponsored by the Old Stone House Museum. For more information and directions contact: Peggy Day Gibson, Director of the Old Stone House Museum at: director@oldstonehousemuseum.org

May 8: A reading of David’s new play, A SONG FOR MY FATHER, presented by Oldcastle Theatre Company, 7:00 p.m., at The Bennington Station Restaurant. For more information about the play contact: oldcastletc@gmail.com For more information about and directions to the restaurant go to: http://www.benningtonstation.com/

April 17: David reads his poetry at the Cobleigh Public Library, 14 Depot St., Lyndonville, VT, beginning at 7:00 p.m.. Also on the program for the evening will be poet Leland Kinsey. For more information contact Cindy Karasinski, Library Director at (802) 626-5475 or email: cindyk@cobleighlibrary.org

April 15: David David is in residence with composer Erik Nielsen at Champlain Valley Union High School to talk about collaborating with Erik on their opera, A FLEETING ANIMAL and about other collaborations and performances with composers and musicians. For more information contact: Carl Recchia at: carl@cvuhs.org

July 7: David participates in Forums on the Future: Writers Visions of 2059: and reads his short essay “Vermont Apartheid: 2059″ as part of the Vermont Lake Champlain Quadricentennial, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall, Burlington, VT. For more information contact Fran Stoddard at: fstoddard@vpt.org

July 1: David introduces Donald Hall at Hall’s reading sponsored by the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum in the South Congregational Church, St Johnsbury, VT, at 7:00 p.m. for more information contact Lisa Von Kann at: lvkann@stjathenaeum.org

March 29: David plays his shakuhachi and reads ancient Japanese poetry at Matsuri 2009, at St. Michael’s College Ross Sports Center, Winooski, VT, from 2:05 to 2:30, immediately following Burlington Taiko Drummers. For more information go to: http://www.jasv.org/

January 27: David gives a reading from his new book of poems, HAPPY LIFE, at the New England College Art Gallery at 4:00 p.m. For more information contact Kathleen Williams at: kwilliams@nec.edu

March 4: David visits and talks to the Roxbury Elementary School, all grades, about his books, Christmas Tree Farm, Snowshoe Trek to Otter River and Bones on Black Spruce Mountain. For more information contact Susan D’Amico: librarianrox@yahoo.com

January 27: David is awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by New England College at 11:00 a.m. in the Field House at New England College in Henniker, NH. For more information contact Kathleen Williams at: kwilliams@nec.edu

2008

December 18: David is at Hazen Union High School, Hardwick, Vermont, from 11:00 to 12:30 to talk about being a writer, poet, performance poet and playwright in Sue Trecartin’s class.

November 17: Garrison Keillor reads David’s poem, “Sometimes” on National Public Radio’s THE WRITER’S ALMANAC. The link to the poem will be up November 16.

November 16: David organizes and directs, A Celebration of the Life and Work of Hayden Carruth, College Hall Chapel, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. with Galway Kinnell, Geof Hewitt, Stephen Sandy, Ellen McClloch-Lovell, David Huddle, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Gery Stork and others.

October 16, 17, 18:

JUDEVINE is at the Middlebury Town Hall Theatre, Middlebury, VT

October 10 & 11: JUDEVINE is at the Paramount Theatre, Rutland, VT

September 27: Garrison Keillor reads David’s poem “Smoke and Ash” from David’s book WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET on National Public Radio’s THE WRITER’S ALMANAC. To read the poem or listen to Keillor read it, or both, go to: http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2008/09/27″>

September 19 thru Oct 5: JUDEVINE returns to Lost Nation Theatre, Montpelier, VT. For curtain times, days of the week and ticket information contact: http://www.lostnationtheater.org or call: 802-229-0492.

For a synopsis of JUDEVINE, it’s production history around the country and excerpts from reviews go to: http://www.davidbudbill.com/jude2pl.html

To purchase the DVD of the Lost Nation Theatre production go to: http://www.davidbudbill.com/judedvd.html

DAVID BUDBILL AND WILLIAM PARKER

ZEN MOUNTAINS-ZEN STREETS VERMONT TOUR SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER 2008

Sept 30, Tues–workshop in poetry and music at Marlboro College in a.m. time and place TBA. Contact person: Chris Lenois: clenois@marlboro.edu

Sept 29, Mon–performance, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT, Whittemore Theatre, 7:00 p.m., Contact person: Chris Lenois: clenois@marlboro.edu

Sept 28, Sun–performance in Woodstock, The Little Theatre, 4:00 p.m. Contact person (for now at least): Lou Kannenstine: Boxholdr@aol.com

Sept 27, Sat–performance at The Flynn Space in Burlington, 8:00 p.m. Contact person is: Leigh Chandler: lchandler@flynncenter.org

Sept 26, Fri–David and William attend a performance of JUDEVINE in Montpelier. No concert

Sept 25, Thurs– The Hardwick Townhouse, 7:00 p.m., Hardwick, contact person: Shari Cornish: shari@sharicornish.com followed by a parade, led by William and David through Hardwick to Claire’s Restaurant, where David and William will do another set from about 8:45 to 9:30. Contact person at Claire’s is: Christina Michelsen: kristina.michelsen@gmail.com

September 21: David plays his shakuhachi at the UN sanctioned International Day of Peace, Montpelier, VT. Time TBA. For more information contact: Harris Webster: hewebster@surfglobal.net

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September 1: David talks about how and why he came to northern Vermont and reads from JUDEVINE. Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT, in Simpson 3, 6:30 p.m. For more information contact: John Zaber: jzaber@sterlingcollege.edu

August 23: David is the Keynote speaker at Poetry Peace, sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, Montpelier, VT, Vermont College of the Fine Arts, Nobel Lounge, 12:00 Noon. For more information contact: Merry Gangemi: mgangemi@vtlink.net

August 23: David offers a poetry reading/performance at Poetry Peace, sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, Montpelier, VT, Vermont College of the Fine Arts, place and time TBA. For more information contact: Merry Gangemi: mgangemi@vtlink.net

August 18: A rehearsed, staged reading of my new play A SONG FOR MY FATHER will be presented at Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA, at 5:00 p.m., Kristin Wold, Director. For more information contact Kristin Wold: coyotewold@adelphia.net

July 21: David reads his poems and plays his shakuhachi, ringing bowls and other percussion at 7:00 p.m. at the Burnham Memorial Library, 898 Main Street, Colchester, VT. For more information call: 802-879-7576 or email: info@burnham.lib.vt.us

June 21: A rehearsed, staged reading of my new play A SONG FOR MY FATHER will be presented at 8:00 p.m. also as part of The Vermont Contemporary Playwrights Forum, held on the Harwood Union High School Stage, East Duxbury, VT. Admission $8 suggested donation.

Cast: John Alexander, Monica Callan, Bob Nuner and Ruth Wallman. Director: Andrew Doe.

For Tickets, phone: 802-244-4168, or email: moxie@pshift.com

For More Information, phone: 802-229-0112 or email:vtpcirc@yahoo.com

June 18: A rehearsed, staged reading of a new One-Act version of my play THINGY WORLD! or HOW WE GOT TO WHERE WE ARE will be presented as a part of The Vermont Contemporary Playwrights Forum, held on the Harwood Union High School Stage, at 8:00 p.m., East Duxbury, VT. Admission $8 suggested donation.

For Tickets, phone: 802-244-4168, or email: moxie@pshift.com

For More Information, phone: 802-229-0112 or email: vtpcirc@yahoo.com

June 13: David reads/performs with William Parker at the 13th Annual Vision Festival in New York City at Clemente Soto Velez, 107 Suffolk St. (at Rivington St.) [F train to Delancey street or JMZ to Essex Street] in the Milagro Theatre, 9:15 p.m. For more information about The Festival go to: http://www.visionfestival.org/home.php

May 30: David reads some poems and plays his shakuhachi at about 6:45 p.m. at the opening of a new show, “Be There Be Square,” at West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT. For more information go to: http://www.westbranchgallery.com or contact: Amy Rahn: amy@stowevt.net

May 15-18: David participates in the New England Young Writers Conference at Bread Loaf, Bread Loaf, VT. For more information contact Matthew Dickerson at: dickerso@middlebury.edu

May 1: David talks about his novel The Bones on Black Spruce Mountain at the Rumney School in Middlesex, VT from 11:15 to 12:30. For more information contact: Lynne Woodard at: LWoodard@rumney.org

April 12: A Benefit Reading of JUDEVINE on the 20th Anniversary of Old Castle Theatre’s first production of JUDEVINE, David Budbill participating. For more information go to: oldcastletc@gmail.com

April 11: David performs his poems and plays shakuhachi and ringing bowls to accompany himself at the Mark Skinner Library in Manchester, VT, at 7:00 p.m. For more information contact Cindy Waters at: mskinnerlibrary@yahoo.com

April 9: David performs/reads his poems with PoJazz at The Black Door, Montpelier, VT, beginning about 8:00 p.m. For directions and more information go to: http://www.blackdoorvt.com

March 30: David is the narrator for a presentation of VOICES FROM CHERNOBYL, A Reader’s Theater Production, at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Hardwick, VT at 2:00 p.m. For more information contact: Mary Belenky at: mbelenky@mac.com

March 17: “The First Green of Spring” as a part of a program of early music interspersed with poems about spring, love, and renewal by the Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble at the Paris-Yates Chapel on the campus of The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, 8:00 pm. Admission is free. For more information contact: Susan Marchant at: susanmarchant19@yahoo.com

March 1: David participates in the Theatre Town Meeting Discussion panel at the Vermont Association of Theatres and Theatre Artists annual meeting, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT. For more information contact: Kim Ward at:vtpcirc@yahoo.com

February 1: David participates in a panel on rewriting called To See Again: The Necessary Art of Revision at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference in New York City, Friday, 9:00-10:15 A.M. for more information go to: http://www.awpwriter.org/conference/2008schedFri.php

2007

December 22: Garrison Keillor reads David’s poem, “Driving Home at Night” from his book, Judevine, on National Public Radio’s THE WRITER’S ALMANAC. To read the poem or listen to Keillor read it, or both, go to:

http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/programs/2007/12/17/#Saturday

December 16: World Premiere of William Parker’s Universal Tonality: Part V: On Being Native, based on the poem of the same title by poet David Budbill and featuring a string quartet, visual projections of Lois Eby’s drawings and paintings. vocalist, Leena Conquest, poet David Budbill, and numerous other musicians and dancers.

Nativity Church, 44 2nd Avenue, between 2nd and 3rd Streets, New York City, 4:00 p.m. For more detailed information contact: Arts for Art and Julia Wilkins at: juliakwilkins@gmail.com

September 28: David reads his poems, plays his flutes, rings his bowls at Margie Ramsdell’s house beginning at 3:30 p.m. For more information contact Margie Ramsdell at: craftsbb@vtlink.net

NOTICE OF RECLUSION

David Budbill, a.k.a. Judevine Mountain, and vice versa–being a mountain recluse–has reclused himself and, for the time being, is in reclusion. He’s tending his gardens, putting up vegetables for the winter, mowing his yard, swimming and petting his dog. His next public appearance for a performance and reading will be:

October 7: David reads with others at a Grace Paley Memorial Reading, Vermont College Chapel (upstairs over the Wood Art Gallery), 3:00 p.m. For more information contact Merry Gangemi at: mgangemi@vtlink.net

September 25: David discusses the elements of writing the short story and his short story collection Snowshoe Trek to Otter River at The Bishop Marshall School, Morrisville, VT, from 1:30 to 2:10 p.m. For more information contact, Molly Sullivan at: msullivan@bjams.org

September 16: Burlington Book Festival, Burlington, VT, 3:30 p.m. in the Waterfront Theater Film House. For more information go to: www.burlingtonbookfestival.com

July 25: David Budbill and Jody Gladding read together at The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury, VT, at 7:30 p.m. followed by a reception and book signing. David will read from WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET and from newer work. The reading is free and the Athenaeum is accessible to all. For more information contact: Lisa Von Kann at: lvkann@stjathenaeum.org

July 19: After viewing the video of his play, Trapped: An Object Theatre Play in Five Scenes, David discusses the project and it’s proposed use at Rokeby Museum’s new addition and answers questions at Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes, VT, at 7:00 p.m. For more information contact: Karlene DeVine at: kdevine@gmavt.net

July 7: Poetry Reading, David reads from recent work. Tamarack Gallery, East Craftsbury, VT, 4:30 p.m. Free. For directions to Tamarack Gallery go to: http://www.tamarackvermont.com/main.htm For more information contact Kathy Stark at: (802) 586-8078 or Elizabeth Nelson at: (802) 525-3041

June 22 & 23: David is the Host/Poet Friday and Saturday night at The 12th Annual Vision Festival at Orensanz Art Center, 172 Norfolk St., New York City (just south of Houston and one block east of Avenue A). For details about the weeklong Vision Festival which runs from June 19 through June 24 go to: http://www.visionfestival.org/simple.php

May 27: Rokeby Museum Opening Day, 2:00 p.m., at the Museum, Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. David Budbill and Rokeby Museum Director, Jane Williamson, will present a videotape of David’s new play “Trapped,” commissioned by and written for the Museum. This short drama tells the story of a fugitive slave negotiating the cost of freedom and will be used in a permanent exhibit on the Underground Railroad to be installed over the next two years. A discussion of the play with David and Jane will follow viewing the video. For more information email: rokeby@adelphia.net or call: 802-877-3406.

May 22: David discusses his young adult novel, The Bones on Black Spruce Mountain, at The Wolcott Town-School Library, Wolcott, VT, which is attached to the Wolcott Elementary School, at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Amy Noyes at: noyes@pshift.com or ace@newsandcitizen.com

May 11: David reads from his work at The Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street, Hallowell, Maine, 7:30 p.m. For more information phone: Ted and Ruth Bookey at 207-685-3636 or visit: www.harlowgallery.org

April 26: David is in residence at Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT, for a day of classes, then a reading/performance at 7:00 p.m. For more information contact Laird Christensen at: christensenl@greenmtn.edu

April 19-May 13: Lost Nation Theatre in Montpelier, VT, presents JUDEVINE, a Play in Two Acts. This will be the first staging of this now classic play in northern Vermont in 15 years. For curtain times, days of the week and ticket information contact: http://www.lostnationtheater.org or call: 802-229-0492. For a synopsis of JUDEVINE, it’s production history around the country and excerpts from reviews go to: jude2pl.html

April 16: David will be Fran Stoddard’s guest on Vermont Public Television on her interview program, PROFILE at 7:30 p.m.

April 15: David plays his shakuhachi and reads ancient Japanese poems at Matsuri 2007, at 2:30 p.m., Ross Sports Center, St. Michael’s College, Winooski, VT. For more information contact Tony Beard at: tbeard@vtlink.net or mbeard@cambridgealliance.com

April 12: David participates in WILLIAM PARKER’S EXPANDED HUMANITY: A Living Composition for Music, Poetry, Movement and Video, 2007

Featuring: David Budbill poetry/narration, The Humanities Prep Mixed Media Ensemble directed by Robert Craddock, Members Of The Amistad Academy Orchestra directed by Daniel Levin, Perry Robinson clarinet/magic, Wilbert Dejoode bass, Daniel Levin cello, Lisle Ellis bass, Guillermo E. Brown drums/electronics, Patricia Nicholson Dance/choreography, video by William Parker

at: Roulette, 20 Greene St. (between Canal and Grand), 2 blocks west of Broadway in New York City, 8:30 PM $15 at the Door http://www.roulette.org/events/2007_04.html

March 28-30: David is in residence with William Parker and Hamid Drake at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, for three days of classes, workshops and performances. For more information contact Robert Larson at: larsonrj@luther.edu

March 16-18: David is one of the featured poets at the Montreal Zen Poetry Festival. On the evening of March 16, David will perform poems, play ringing bowls and shakuhachi with members of Montreal’s Murray Street Band at Casa del Popolo. For more information on this event and others of the Festival and for ticket information and purchase, go to: www.montrealzenpoetryfestival.ca or contact the host organization of the festival, Centre Zen de la Main, at: czenmain@dsuper.net.

March 11: Dorset Theatre in Dorset, VT, performs David’s play, JUDEVINE, at 2:00 p.m. For tickets and information contact: Sheila Conway at: dpi@vermontel.net and visit their website at: www.dorsetplayers.org.

March 9 and 10: Dorset Theatre in Dorset, VT, performs David’s play, JUDEVINE, at 8:00 p.m. For tickets and information contact: Sheila Conway at: dpi@vermontel.net and visit their website at: www.dorsetplayers.org.

March 9: David spends the day doing performances and answering questions at Mascoma Valley Regional High School in Canaan, NH. for more information contack Mary Swainbank at: mswainbank@mascoma.k12.nh.us

March 4: Dorset Theatre in Dorset, VT, performs David’s play, JUDEVINE, at 2:00 p.m. For tickets and information contact: Sheila Conway at: dpi@vermontel.net and visit their website at: www.dorsetplayers.org.

March 2 and 3: Dorset Theatre in Dorset, VT, performs David’s play, JUDEVINE, at 8:00 p.m. For tickets and information contact: Sheila Conway at: dpi@vermontel.net and visit their website at: www.dorsetplayers.org.

February 28: Performance and lecture: David Budbill plays shakuhachi, a Japanese bamboo flute, and talks about it’s history and relation to western music. 12:20 p.m. – 1:10 p.m., UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Mutsumi Corson at: Mutsumi.Corson@uvm.edu or D. Thomas Toner at: d.toner@uvm.edu

February 13: David reads poems about winter as the Keynote Speaker at the annual board meeting of the Helen Day Art Center, in Stowe, VT. 5:30 to 7:30.

January 21: David joins artist Susan Jane Walp for a presentation of their new fine press, art book, DRINK A CUP OF LONELINESS (Chester Creek Press, 2007) at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, after dinner in the dining hall, 7:00 p.m.

January 11: David reads from recent work at the Tunbridge Library, Tunbridge, VT, 7:00 p.m., for more information and directions contact Jeffrey Lent at: jlent@valley.net

January 3: Garrison Keillor reads David’s poem, “Winter: Tonight: Sunset” from his book WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET, on National Public Radio’s THE WRITER’S ALMANAC. To read the poem or listen to Keillor read it, or both, go to: http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/programs/2007/01/01/#wednesday

2006

December 12: David reads from his books of poems at Montpelier High School, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. For more information contact: Kerrin McCadden at:kerrin@mhs.mps.k12.vt.us

November 28th and November 29th: Residency at Middlebury Union High School as part of the To Tell the Truth symposium. For more information contact: Alison Dayton at: adayton@acsu.k12.vt.us

October 29: Rokeby Museum will present the debut of “Trapped” at 3:00 p.m. at the Waterfront Theatre in Burlington. Written by playwright David Budbill, the short drama is the story of Jesse, a fugitive slave living in Vermont in 1837. This staged reading will feature singer and UVM librarian, Eric K. Brooks as Jesse; singer, actor, television personality and Middlebury College Artist-in-Residence, Francois Clemmons as Mingo, a farm hand; Vermont Stage’s Artistic Director, Mark Nash as Rowland T. Robinson; and novelist, poet and UVM English professor, David Huddle as Ephraim Elliott, the North Carolina slave owner. Three panelists will speak briefly after the reading; community activist Hal Colston, UVM history professor Amani Whitfield, and Flynn Center Education Director Joan Robinson will offer their reactions and invite the audience to join the discussion. The performance is free and the public is cordially invited. For more information contact Jane Williamson at: rokeby@adelphia.net or call 802-877-3406

October 17: David participates in the Greenpeace Reading, Christ Church, State Street, Montpelier, VT, Time TBA, for more information contact Greg Delanty at: gdelanty@smcvt.edu

October 5-14: David’s play JUDEVINE will be performed at Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, third floor Temple Building, 12th & R., Lincoln, NE, for more information contact Juliana Hagemeier at: jhagemeier1@unlnotes.unl.edu

September 28: “Craft and Community: Sustaining Place: An Invitational Symposium Retreat” organized by Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME. “At Home in a Community: A sense of Place: from Both Inside and Outside the Self” presented by David Budbill, 8:00 p.m. For more information contact: haystack@haystack-mtn.org

September 24: David reads and plays his shakuhachi at GATHERING OF HOPE, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., State House Lawn, Montpelier, VT, Organised by Lots of Hope. For details and more information go to: http://www.lotsofhope.org

August 26: David Budbill reads with Jim Schley, and David Hinton at Perennial Pleasures, East Hardwick, VT, 4:00 p.m. For more information contact Merry Gangemi at: mgangemi@sover.net For reservations for tea at Perennial Pleasures call (802) 472-5104.

August 21: David delivers a talk, “Internalizing the Cadences and Language of Poetry” at POETRY OUT LOUD; Vermont Teacher In-Service Day, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT, at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Morgan Irons at: onstage@together.net

August 2: Reading/Performance with music followed by a writing workshop at The Green Mountain Writers Conference, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Tinmouth, VT. For more information contact Yvonne Daley at: ydaley@sbcglobal.net

July 29: David reads all new work, from “Papa”, a play in progress, at Tamarack Gallery, East Craftsbury, VT, 4:00. p.m. Free. For directions to Tamarack Gallery go to: http://www.tamarackvermont.com/main.htm For more information contact Kathy Stark at: (802) 586-8078 or Elizabeth Nelson at: (802) 525-3041

July 22: A Budbill Sampler: Selections from Judevine, Moment to Moment, While We’ve Still Got Feet, Little Acts of Kindness, and Papa, a New Play at The New England WriterÕs Conference, Old South Church, Windsor, VT, 1:00 p.m. For more information contact Susan Anthony at: Newvtpoet@aol.com or scantho@yahoo.com

July 7: David participates in a poetry reading of poems about Painting with Martha Zweig and Susan Thomas at The Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT, 7:00 p.m. For more information contact Paul Gruhler at: paulgruhler@verizon.net

June 13: David Budbill, William Parker, Joseph Jarman create the Opening Invocation for The 11th Annual Vision Festival at 6:30 p.m. at Orensanz Art Center, 172 Norfolk St. (just south of Houston and one block east of Avenue A). For details about the entire Vision Festival which runs from June 13 through June 18 go to: http://www.visionfestival.org/vfxi.asp

May 21: David Budbill talks about ROWLAND E. ROBINSON: 19TH CENTURY VERMONT WRITER, ECOLOGIST AND PROPHET at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship weekly meeting at 4:30 p.m. in Stowe, VT, at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Mountain Road, at the junction of the turn to Trapp Family Lodge. For more information contact Jim Abbot at 802-326-2098 or Jim Lindenmeyer at 802-253-9364.

May 16: David participates in the 112th Vermont Library Conference After Hours Reception to Celebrate Vermont Authors, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sheraton Burlington Conference Center, Burlington, VT. For further information contact: Jean Fournier at: jfournier@stjacademy.org or Stephanie Gagnon at: gagnons@vsac.org

May 1-5: In residence at Cayuga Community College, Auburn, NY. Daily events, classes and performances. For details contact Howard Nelson: nelsonh33@hotmail.com

May 1: Poetry Reading/Performance with bells, bowls, gongs and shakuhachi at the Fulton, NY campus, of Cayuga Community College at 11:00 a.m. Open to the Public.

May 2: Classes morning and afternoon at Cayuga Community College, Auburn, NY, for students, open to others by invitation only.

May 3: Poetry Reading/Performance with bells, bowls, gongs and shakuhachi at Auburn campus, of Cayuga Community College, 11:00 a.m. Open to the Public.

May 3: Classes in the afternoon at Cayuga Community College, Auburn, NY, for students, open to others by invitation only.

May 4: Classes in the morning at Cayuga Community College, Auburn, NY, for students, open to others by invitation only.

May 5: Classes in the morning at Cayuga Community College, Auburn, NY, for students, open to others by invitation only.

April 22: David delivers a talk and conducts a workshop on “Poetry and Politics” at Our Future is Not for Sale: A Daylong Conference for High School Activists at The Putney School, Putney, VT. For further information contact: Samia Abbass at: sabbass@putneyschool.org or Harry Bauld, hbauld@putneyschool.org

April 20: David Budbill in performance: While We’ve Still Got Feet: Bells, Bowls, Gongs, Poems and Shakuhachi at Olean Public Library, 134 N. 2nd Street, Olean, NY. For further information call: (716) 372-0200 or go to: http://www.oleanlibrary.org

SONGS FOR LIFE

ON THE ROAD AGAIN WITH

DAVID BUDBILL, WILLIAM PARKER and HAMID DRAKE

VERMONT SPRING TOUR 2006

April 12-15

Wednesday, April 12: Johnson State College, Johnson, VT, 8:00 p.m., Dibden Center for the Arts, $10.00 General Admission, Free to the JSC Community (Students, Faculty, Staff and Alums). For further information contact: Jan Herder at: Jan.Herder@jsc.vsc.edu

Thursday, April 13: SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY, 8:00 p.m., Krinowitz Hall, ticket price TBA. For further information contact: Alexis Levitin at: levitia@plattsburgh.edu

Friday, April 14: Hardwick Town House, Hardwick, VT, 8:00 p.m., $10.00. For further information contact: Addy Smith at: a.smith@nekarts.org or call 802-472-8800.

Saturday, April 15: FlynnSpace at the Flynn Center, Burlington, VT, 8:00 p.m., $18 adults, $14 students. For tickets contact: FlynnTix Regional Box Office, 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401 or call:802-86-FLYNN (802-863-5966), or go to: www.flynntix.org

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April 6: David Budbill is one of the poets performing with PoJazz at The Black Door in Montpelier, VT, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Other poets include Geof Hewitt, Jody Gladding, David Cavanagh and others. For more information go to: http://www.blackdoorvt.com/music.php

April 1: David Budbill in performance: While We’ve Still Got Feet: Bells, Bowls, Gongs, Poems and Shakuhachi at the Montgomery Free Library/Municipal Building, Montgomery, VT, 4:00 p.m. For more information contact: Jim Abbot at:abbottwest@aol.com

March 29:Cambridge Rindge and Latin School performs a one-act version of JUDEVINE at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02139,6:30 p.m. FREE. For more information contact Alex Zielke at: sazielke@gmail.com

March 29: Foust Series for the Humanities Presents David Budbill in While We’ve Still Got Feet: Flute, Bells, Poems, 7:00 p.m. Boehm Auditorium, Boehm Science Building, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA. For more information contact: Joanne Emge at: emge@kutztown.edu

March 13: David Budbill reads with Marie Harris and Geof Hewitt at the Johnson Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 8:00 p.m. For more information contact: Gary Clark at: gclark@vermontstudiocenter.org

March 4: Cambridge Rindge and Latin School performs a one-act version of JUDEVINE at Brookline High School, Brookline, MA, as a part of the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild competitions at 4:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 at the door. For more information go to the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild web site at: www.mhsdg.org

February 12: BELLS, BOWLS, POEMS AND SHAKUHACHI, David Budbill performs for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship weekly meeting at 4:30 p.m. in Stowe, VT, at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Mountain Road, at the junction of the turn to Trapp Family Lodge. For more information contact Jim Abbot at 802-326-2098 or Jim Lindenmeyer at 802-253-9364.

January 28: William Parker, Hamid Drake and David Budbill in performance at 8:00 p.m at The Stone (John Zorn, Artistic Director). Located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street, New York, NY. No reservations, tickets at the door. For details check: http://www.thestonenyc.com/calendar.php

January 27: David Budbill in performance: While We’ve Still Got Feet: Bells, Bowls, Gongs, Poems and Shakuhachi at China Institute, 125 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10021. 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., $10 member / $15 non-member. Registration is required; space is limited. For more information contact: France Pepper, Director of Arts and Culture Programs, China Institute, phone: 212-744-8181 ext. 143, fax: 212-628-4159, website: http://www.chinainstitute.org

January 12: David Budbill reads from his new book WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET and plays his bells, bowls, gongs, tin cans and shakuhachi for The Waterbury Public Library, Waterbury, VT, 7:00 p.m. Performance will be at Senior Center at 14 Stowe St., across from WDEV and Marsala Salsa. Finding a parking place in Waterbury at night can be a challenge, but there is parking behind WDEV and on Stowe Street. For more information email: Mary Kasamatsu at: mary@waterburypubliclibrary.com or call her at the library: 802-244-7036.

2005

December 7: David Budbill hosts a community poetry reading open to all at the Senior Citizen’s Center, Morrisville, VT, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. For more information call River Arts at: (802) 888-1261 or email:info@riverarts.vt

November 17: David reads from WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET at The Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, VT, at 7:00 p.m. For more information contact Peter Marsh at: pmarsh0613@aol.com or call 802-247-0050.

November 12: Book Signing at The Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, VT, 11:00 a.m. For more information contact Sandy Johnson at: sjohnson@vtlink.net

November 6: Reading at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815. 2:00 p.m. For more information phone: (301) 654-8664 or email: postmaster@writer.org or Sunil Freeman at: sfreeman@writer.org

October 25: Foust Series for the Humanities Presents David Budbill in While We’ve Still Got Feet: Flute, Bells, Poems, 7:00 p.m. Boehm Auditorium, Boehm Science Building, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA. For more information contact: Joanne Emge at: emge@kutztown.edu –POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2006

October 21: Benefit Performance for Out and About, at The Helen Day Art Center, Robinson Room, Stowe, VT, 7:30 p.m., WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET: bells, bowls, gongs, poems and shakuhachi. For more information contact: Kent Strobel at: kstrobelphotos@att.net –CANCELLED

October 20: David participates in PoJazz at The Black Door in Montpelier, VT, beginning at 9:00 p.m. For more information contact Tony Whedon: Tony.Whedon@jsc.vsc.edu and/or The Black Door: http://www.blackdoorvt.com

October 19: Poetry Reading from WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET, Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, VT. 7:00 p.m. For more information call 802-426-3955 or email Susannah at: jaquithpubliclibrary@hotmail.com or go to: www.marshfield.lib.vt.us

October 14: David participates in the celebration of the publication of Yvonne Daley’s book VERMONT WRITERS: A STATE OF MIND (University Press of New England, 2005). David is one of the subjects of the book. At Vermont College, Noble Lounge, Montpelier, VT, 7:00 p.m. For more information contact Yvonne Daley at: ydaley@sbcglobal.net

October 3: David reads from WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET and plays his bells, bowls, gongs and shakuhachi at The University of Maine: Farmington, 12:00 Noon, North Dinning Hall A in the Student Center on South Street at the corner of Main Street, Farmington. For more information contact: Gretchen Legler at: gretchen.legler@maine.edu

October 1: David reads from WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET with bells, bowls and shakuhachi at Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME, 4:00 p.m. For more information contact: Gary Lawless at: gary@gulfofmainebooks.com

September 30: House Reading with bells, bowls, gongs, poems and shakuhachi at William H. and Lorna Cafe’s house in Five Islands, ME. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cocktails at 5:30. Reading at 6:30. For more information contact William H. Chafe at: chafe@asdean.duke.edu

September 29: David reads from WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET with bells, bowls and shakuhachi at New England College, Henniker, NH, at The Simon Center, Great Room at 7:00 p.m. For more information contact: Inez McDermott at: IMcDermott@nec.edu

September 28-October 1: David’s play JUDEVINE will be performed in the Mainstage Theatre of New England College by the Open Door Theatre, curtain times and prices: TBA. For more information contact: Glenn Stuart at gstuart@nec.edu or call: 603-428-2454.

September 26: Garrison Keillor reads David’s poem, “This Shining Moment in the Now” from his new book WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET, on National Public Radio’s THE WRITERS ALMANAC. To read the poem or listen to Keillor read it, or both, go to: http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/programs/2005/09/26/index.html

September 24: David participates in the First Annual Burlington (VT) Literary Festival with a reading at Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Church Street, Burlington, 3:50 to 4:10 p.m. For more information contact: Susan Weiss at: riweiss@verizon.net

September 24: David participates in PoJazz-Poetry to the music of a jazz quintet-at Halverson’s Bar on Church Street, Burlington, VT, beginning at 8:00 p.m. For more information contact Tony Whedon at: Tony.Whedon@jsc.vsc.edu

September 3: David Budbill reads with April Bernard, and Martha Zweig at Perennial Pleasures, East Hardwick, VT, 4:00 p.m. For more information contact Merry Gangemi at: mgangemi@sover.net For reservations for tea at Perennial Pleasures call (802) 472-5104.

August 26: David reads from and signs his new book WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET at Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, VT, 7:00 p.m. For more information contact Northshire Bookstore at 802-362-2200 or events@northshire.com The event is free and open to the public and is handicap accessible.

August 23: David reads from and signs his new book WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET at The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA. 8:00 p.m. For more information call The Bookstore: (413) 637-3390

July 26: Garrison Keillor reads David’s poem, “What We Need” from WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET on National Public Radio’s THE WRITERS ALMANAC. For more information go to: http://almanac.mpr.org

July 19: Poetry Reading from David’s just released book WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET and Book Signing, Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street, Montpelier, VT, 7:00 p.m. For more information contact Patricia Lyon-Surrey, Events Coordinator at (802) 229-0774 or at plbearpond@adelphia.net The event is free and open to the public and is handicap accessible. More information on the event will be posted soon on: www.bearpondbooks.com

July 17: A review of WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET appears in The Sunday New York Times Book Review.

July 15: David reads from his new book, WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET, with three other poets at Village Square Booksellers, 32 The Square, Bellows Falls, VT 05101, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., for more information call: 802-463-9404 or email: vsbooks@sover.net or go to: www.villagesquarebooks.com

July 11: Poetry Reading from David’s just released book WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET and Book Signing, Kingdom Books, 446 Railroad Street, Suite 4 (upstairs, across from Uniquity), St Johnsbury, VT, 4:00-5:30 p.m. (note afternoon start time). For more information call 802-748-5488 or contact: KingdomBks@aol.com also www.KingdomBks.com

July 9: Poetry Reading from David’s just released book WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET and Book Signing, Tamarack Gallery, East Craftsbury, VT, 3:00 p.m. Free. For directions to Tamarack Gallery go to: http://www.tamarackvermont.com/main.htm For more information contact Kathy Stark at: (802) 586-8078 or Elizabeth Nelson at: (802) 525-3041

June 30-July 3: David’s play JUDEVINE will be performed in the Mainstage Theatre of New England College by the Open Door Theatre, June 30 & July 2 at 8:00 p.m. and July 3 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00. For more information contact: Glenn Stuart at gstuart@nec.edu or call: 603-428-2454.

June 26: David participates in Vermont History Expo 2005 as one of the 25 Prominent Vermonters in the Box Lunch Auction, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Tunbridge World’s Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, VT. For more information contact: Sandy Levesque at sandylev@together.net or call: 802-234-5039.

June 22: Poetry Reading from David’s new, just released, book WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET, Cabot Public Library, Cabot, VT, 7:00 p.m. For more information contact: Connie Koeller at: cabotpubliclibrary@yahoo.com

June 21: Poetry Reading from David’s just released book WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET and Book Signing, The Galaxy Bookshop, 7 Mill Street, Hardwick, VT, 7:00 p.m. For more information contact Sandy at: galaxy@vtlink.net or go to www.galaxybookshop.com

June 17: David Budbill, William Parker and Hamid Drake perform together at The 10th Annual Vision Festival at 10:00 p.m. at Orensanz Art Center, 172 Norfolk St. (just south of Houston and one block east of Avenue A). For details about our performance and the entire Vision Festival which runs from June 14 through June 19 go to: http://www.visionfestival.org/vfx.asp

June 1: Performance/Reading at The Putney School, Putney, VT, 7:00 p.m. The Michael S. Currier Center Gallery. For more information contact: Carol Dickson at cdickson@putneyschool.org or call: (802) 387-6260

May 13: David delivers the Opening Convocation-Prayer (Buddhist-Taoist- Islamic-Christian words with Shakuhachi) for The Vermont House of Representatives, Vermont State House, Montpelier, House Chambers, 9:30 a.m. Open to the Public. For more information contact: Will Reed at: wreed@leg.state.vt.us.

May 7: The Second Annual Black Fly Festival, Adamant, VT. David reads with Jody Gladding and The Academy Street Poets from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information and a full schedule of the days events, including the Black Fly Grande Parade, Pie Contest, Treasure Hunt and a lecture by the Vermont state entomologist on black flies, contact Alison Underhill at: alisonun@sover.net

May 7: Poetry Reading with Grace Paley, music by Michael Arnowitt, for the Women’s International League for Freedom and Peace, 7:30 p.m., The Unitarian Church, Montpelier, VT. For more information contact: Merry Gangemi at: mgangemi@sover.net

April 26: TWO POETS: ONE FAMILY: THE POETRY OF NADINE WOLF BUDBILL & DAVID BUDBILL. David Budbill reads his own and his daughter’s poetry. Stowe Free Library, Stowe, VT, 7:30 p.m. For more information contact: Charlotte Maison at 802-253-6145.

April 12: Poetry performance at the Stella Adler Studio for Acting, 31 West 27th Street (between Broadway and 6th Avenue), Third Floor, New York, NY 10001. 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5. There is a discount for students. For more information and reservations–seating is limited-call Michael Grenham at: 212-689-0087, ext. 11.

April 10: David plays his shakuhachi (a traditional Japanese vertical bamboo flute) at the bi-annual Matsuri (a traditional Japanese festival, a Japanese festival of traditions) at St. Michael’s College Gymnasium, St. Michael’s College, Winooski, VT, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact information TBA.

April 9: Garrison Keillor reads David’s poem, “The First Green of Spring” on National Public Radio’s THE WRITERS ALMANAC. For more information go to: http://almanac.mpr.org

April 7: David Budbill participates in North Country Public Radio’s Readers and Writers on the Air Annual Poetry Circle. This year it is dedicated to poems of war and peace. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tune in on-line at: http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/ For on-air coverage map and location of stations go to: http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/about/coverage.html For more information contact: Christopher Robinson at: robinscc@clarkson.edu

April 5: Poetry Reading for the Woodstock Historical Society, 26 Elm Street (next to the Prince and Pauper, two doors down the Gillingham’s Store) Woodstock, VT, 7:00 p.m. For more information call 802-457-1822 or contact: Suzanne Nothnagle at: admin1@sover.net

February 18: Garrison Keillor reads two of David’s poems, “In the Ancient Tradition” and “Dilemma”, On National Public Radio’s THE WRITERS ALMANAC. For more information go to: http://almanac.mpr.org

February 15: David Budbill hosts a community poetry reading at the Senior Citizen’s Center, Morrisville, VT, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. For more information call River Arts at: (802) 888-1261 or email: info@riverarts.vt

January 21: David reads two poems in honor of and for Lucien Day at the opening of LUCIEN DAY: A RETROSPECTIVE, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information contact www.helenday.com

January 19: All day (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) workshops and presentations on THE BONES ON BLACK SPRUCE MOUNTAIN, Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, Vt. For more information contact Pat Nelson at: pnelson@u32.org

2004

December 31: Poetry Reading at First Night Montpelier, Montpelier, VT, 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room. For more information call: 802-229-9408.

December 5: Book signing at The Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, VT, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as part of Hardwick’s Open House Day, David Budbill and other local authors. For more information email:

galaxy@vtlink.net or call 802-472-5533.

November 13: David Budbill reads from and signs his newly re-released, classic, young adult novel, THE BONES ON BLACK SPRUCE MOUNTAIN, at Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, VT at 2:00 p.m. For more information go to: www.bearpondbooks.com or call: 802-229-0774

November 8: David Budbill reads from and signs his newly re-released, classic, young adult novel, THE BONES ON BLACK SPRUCE MOUNTAIN, at The Book Rack & Children’s Pages, Essex, VT at 7:00 p.m. For more information email: bookrack@bookrackvermont.com or call 802-872-2627

November 4: David Budbill reads from and talks about his newly re-released, classic, young adult novel, THE BONES ON BLACK SPRUCE MOUNTAIN, at Greensboro Free Library, Greensboro, VT, 3:30 p.m. For more information call: 802-533-2531

October 28-November 7: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (at the University of Connecticut), Storrs, CT, presents JUDEVINE: A PLAY IN TWO ACTS. For more information contact: Kristin Wold at: kristin.wold@uconn.edu

October 26:David Budbill reads from and signs his newly re-released, classic, young adult novel, THE BONES ON BLACK SPRUCE MOUNTAIN, at The Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, VT at 7:00 p.m. For more information email: galaxy@vtlink.net or call 802-472-5533

October 22: Onion River Press announces the republication of David Budbill’s classic Young Adult novel, THE BONES ON BLACK SPRUCE MOUNTAIN. For more information go to: http://www.onionriverpress.com

October 20: Vermont Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts, David Budbill, Keynote Address: Writing for the Theatre. Time TBA. For more information contact: Paul Eschholz at: peschhol@zoo.uvm.edu

October 14: Tales of a Mountain Recluse: David Budbill talks about ancient Chinese poetry and reads his own Chinese-inspired verse. Robert Hull Fleming Museum, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 5:30 p.m. (note unusual start time). For more information contact Christina Fearon at: christina.fearon@uvm.edu

October 12: Poets for Peace Reading with David Budbill, Grace Paley and Cora Brooks, Chandler Music Hall Gallery, Randolph, VT, 7:00 p.m. For more information contact Erik Nielsen at: nielsen@sover.net

October 4: On National Public Radio’s THE WRITERS ALMANAC, Garrison Keillor reads “This Shining Moment in the Now” by David Budbill, For more information go to: http://almanac.mpr.org

September 30-October 3: David Budbill participates in The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival 2004 with two sessions for high school students and two readings. This year’s festival is at the Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ. For directions and details go to: http://www.grdodge.org/poetry/main.htm

September 15-19: David Budbill in residence at Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC, for readings, panel, classes. Sponsored, in part, by Hartstone Magazine. For more information contact: Margo Flood at: mflood@warren-wilson.edu

September 14: David Budbill reads from JUDEVINE, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT, 7:30 p.m., in The Barn, Dunbar Hall. For more information contact Christina Erickson at: cerickson@sterlingcollege.edu

September 8-12: David Budbill in residence for a writing workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, New England Workshop, Deer Isle, ME. For more information contact: www.haystack-mtn.org

September 4: Reading with Shakuhachi at Perennial Pleasures, East Hardwick, VT 4:00 p.m. For more information contact Merry Gangemi at: mgangemi@sover.net For reservations call (802) 472-5104.

August 21: David Budbill reads from his forthcoming book of poems, WHILE WE’VE STILL GOT FEET and plays his Shakuhachi. Tamarack Gallery, East Craftsbury, VT, 3:00 p.m. Free. For directions to Tamarack Gallery go to: http://www.tamarackvermont.com/main.htm For more information contact Kathy Stark at: (802) 586-8078 or Elizabeth Nelson at: (802) 525-3041

August 4: Guest Speaker/Reading at The Green Mountain Writers Conference, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Tinmouth, VT. For more information contact Yvonne Daley at: ydaley@adelphia.net

July 28: Poets for Peace Reading, David Budbill participating, Contois Auditorium, Burlington, VT, 7:00 p.m. For more information contact Charles Simpson at: simpsocr@plattsburgh.edu

July 18: Reading and Discussion at Castleton Writer’s Institute, Castleton State College, Castleton, VT, Time TBA, for more information contact: Yvonne Daley at: ydaley@adelphia.net

July 6: Reading from HUNGER MOUNTAIN all-Vermonter Issue, David Budbill participating, The Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, VT, 7:00 p.m., More at: galaxy@vtlink.net

June 25: Rail City Summer Writing Workshop, BFA St. Albans, St. Albans, VT, 9:00 a.m, to 12:00 noon. For more information contact: Donald Tinney at: donaldtinney@surfglobal.net

June 23: Writing Workshop and Poetry Reading, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Southern State Correctional Facility, Springfield, VT. Public Not Invited.

June 11-20: Old Castle Theatre Company, Bennington, VT, presents JUDEVINE: A PLAY IN TWO ACTS. For more information contact: Eric Peterson at: dwep@sover.net

June 16: For the Morristown Historical Society, David Budbill talks about the work of 19th century Vermont author Rowland E. Robinson, especially Robinson’s tales of The Underground Railroad. Peoples Academy Auditorium, Morrisville, VT, 7:00 p.m. For more information contact: Bill Lizotte at: bill.lizotte@anr.state.vt.us

June 5: A Reading of JUDEVINE: A PLAY IN ONE ACT by David Budbill, Directed by Kimberly Hackett, at the Strafford Town House, Strafford, VT, 7:00 p.m. Admission is $4.00. For more information contact: Kimberly Hackett at: khackett@valley.net

Spring 2004: “Winter: Tonight: Sunset”, a new poem, appears in HEARTSTONE. For more information contact Margo Flood at: mflood@warren-wilson.edu

Spring 2004: “You Too Can Have an MFA in Poetry”, a new poem appears in RIVENDELL. More at: http://www.greenmanwalking.com

Spring 2004: “My Father”, a new poem appears in HUNGER MOUNTAIN. More at: http://www.tui.edu/hungermtn/index.asp

May 30: Panel on Peace Activism in a Time of War at the 9th Annual Vision Festival, 5:00 p.m. at The Center, 268 Mulberry Street, between Prince and Houston Streets. More information at: info@visionfestival.org

May 27: David Budbill and William Parker performing together at The 9th Annual Vision Festival, at The Center, 268 Mulberry Street, between Prince and Houston Streets, next to The Old Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, NY. 8:30 p.m. More information at: info@visionfestival.org

May 20: David Budbill appears on Vermont’s Interactive Learning Network, 1:30 to 2:30. For more information contact: Carrie Biggam at: cbiggam@vermontinstitutes.org

May 14: David Budbill conducts two poetry workshops at the 17th Annual Teachers Who Write Conference, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT. For more information contact Geof Hewitt at: ghewitt@doe.state.vt.us

May 13: Reading from HUNGER MOUNTAIN all-Vermonter Issue, David Budbill participating, Johnson Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 8:00 p.m., More at: http://www.tui.edu/hungermtn/index.asp”

April 29: Symposium on the Rapport Between the Artist and the Community, David Budbill participating, New England College, Henniker, NH, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Readings and Workshops, 7:30 p.m. Symposium. For more information contact: Sylva Boyadjian-Haddad at: sbhaddad@nec.edu

April 26: A reading from JUDEVINE for the Central Vermont Community Action Council’s Annual Retreat, 2:00 p.m., at Topnotch in Stowe, VT. For more information contact: Judy Chalmer at: jchalmer@adelphia.net

April 6: David Budbill hosts a community poetry reading at the Senior Citizen’s Center, Morrisville, VT, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. For more information call River Arts at: (802) 888-1261 or email: info@riverarts.vt

March 26: At the Annual Conference of AWP (The Association of Writers and Writing Programs)–This Art: A Copper Canyon Press Reading with David Budbill, Michael Wiegers, Madeline DeFrees, Marvin Bell, Alberto Rios and Rebecca Seiferle. 2:30-4:00PM, Red Lacquer Room, Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL. For more information go to: http://www.awpwriter.org/conference/2004awpconf.htm

March 25: At the Annual Conference of AWP (The Association of Writers and Writing Programs) David is the Chairperson for a panel entitled The Poet and Political Responsibility: The recent Poets Against the War movement sparked a national conversation about the role of the poet in politics. How is a poet’s political responsibility defined, and how does a poet’s social/political engagement serve their art? Or–as in the tradition of the ancient Chinese Taoist hermits and the Christian hermits of the 4th century Egyptian desert–can modern poets make effective political declarations through disengagement, contemplation, and meditation? With Arthur Sze, Rebecca Seiferle and Richard Jones– 10:30-11:45 AM, Parlor C, Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL. For more information go to: http://www.awpwriter.org/conference/2004awpconf.htm

March 11: David Budbill hosts a community poetry reading at the Senior Citizen’s Center, Morrisville, VT, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. For more information call River Arts at: (802) 888-1261 or email: info@riverarts.vt

February 28: William Parker’s LITTLE HUEY CREATIVE MUSIC ORCHESTRA with Special Guest, David Budbill, in an evening long concert at Carpathian Orthodox St. Nicholas of Myra Church, southwest corner of 10th Street and Avenue A. 8:00 p.m. For more information contact: info@visionfestival.org

Winter 2004: Two new poems, “Anger is Easy, Compassion Difficult” and “Easy as Pie” by David Budbill appear in TOWARD FREEDOM. More at: http://www.towardfreedom.com

February 17: Open poetry reading with students from the Career Academy of the Arts at People’s Academy, at The Bee’s Knees, Morrisville, VT. 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. For more information contact: Dorinne Dorfman at: dorinne.dorfman@morrisville.org

February 9, 13 and 17: Poetry Writing Workshops at the Career Academy of the Arts, People’s Academy, Morrisville, VT. For more information contact Dorinne Dorfman at: dorinne.dorfman@morrisville.org

February 8: David reads poems and plays his shakuhachi at the Fairfax Community Art Fair, Fairfax Community Library, Fairfax, VT, 2:00 p.m. For more information contact: Melinda Carpenter at: mdcarp160@hotmail.com or Betsy Wagenknecht at: wagenbets@aol.com

February 7: David plays his shakuhachi and reads poems at the annual celebration of SPA (Studio Place Arts) in Barre, VT. 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. For more information contact: Chris Wood at: cwood@vtlink.net

February 5: David Budbill reads his poems and plays his Shakuhachi. South Burlington Community Library, 7:00 p.m. Free. For more information contact: Louise Murphy at: LMurphy@sbschools.net or call (802) 652-7076

January 20: David Budbill reads from JUDEVINE at Maclure Public Library, Pittsford, VT, 7:00 p.m. For more information email Bonnie Stewart at: mlibrary@adelphia.net

January 15: David delivers the Opening Prayer (Buddhist-Taoist- Islamic-Christian words with Shakuhachi) for The Vermont House of Representatives, Vermont State House, Montpelier, House Chambers, 1:00 p.m. Open to the Public. For more information contact: Bob Kiss at: (802) 862-1297.

January 8, 9 10: David Budbill’s play, A PULP CUTTERS’ NATIVITY, Soulstice Theatre at The Hide House, 2625 S. Greeley St., Milwaukee, WI (off Howell Avenue in Bay View), 7:30 p.m. For more information call (262) 376-2154 or email Char Manny at: charsplace@myexcel.com and visit the Soulstice website at: www.soulsticeltd.netfirms.com

January 2004: “Thirty Years Alone”, a new poem, appears in THE SUN. More at: http://www.thesunmagazine.org

2003

December 31: On National Public Radio’s THE WRITERS ALMANAC, Garrison Keillor will read two new poems by David Budbill, “Tomorrow” and “Like Smoke from Our Campfire.” For more information go to:

http://almanac.mpr.org

Fall 2003: Four new poems by David Budbill appear in ENTELECHY INTERNATIONAL, “Essay on Wabi”, “Often I think I’d Rather”, “Again Just Now”, “Thirty Years Alone”. For more information contact Sylva Boyadjian-Haddad at: sbhaddad@nec.edu or Maura MacNeil at: mmacneil@nec.edu

November 6: David Budbill reads his poetry and plays the shakuhachi at Cobleigh Public Library, 70 Depot Street, Lyndonville, VT 05851. 7:00 p.m. For more information call Janis Minshull at: (802) 626-5475 or email her at: cobleigh@dol.state.vt.us

October 4: Brattleboro Literary Festival, David Budbill reads his poems at 11:00 a.m., New England Youth Theatre. 1:00 – 2:30 PM: Words and Music-Panel Discussion, Hooker-Dunham Theater, with Mohammed N. Ali, Wyn Cooper, Peter Nelson, David Daniel, David Budbill and Steve Almond. For more information go to: http://www.brattleboroliteraryfestival.org/index.html

October 3: Brattleboro Literary Festival, Author’s Reception, David Budbill participating. 7:30 PM, Reception – Meet the Authors in the River Garden. For more information go to: http://www.brattleboroliteraryfestival.org/index.html

September 9: David Budbill reads from JUDEVINE, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT, 7:30 p.m., in The Barn, Dunbar Hall. For more information contact Christina Erickson at: cerickson@sterlingcollege.edu

September 1: Reading and discussion for University of Vermont Honors College Program: COMMUNITY AND SENSE OF PLACE: READING THE HUMAN AND NATURAL LANDSCAPE OF VERMONT. Burlington, VT, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location TBA. For more information contact Paul Eschholz at: peschhol@zoo.uvm.edu

August 20: FATHER AND DAUGHTER TOGETHER: Two Poets, Two Generations: from Green Mountain Zen Poetry to Hip-Hop Flavored Spoken Word: a poetry performance by David Budbill and Nadine Wolf Budbill, with RUTH STONE!, Strafford Town House August Reading Series 2003, Strafford, VT., 7:00 p.m. For more information contact: Maureen Wilson at: wilsonsb@sover.net or call: (802) 765-4037

August 13: “Poets of the Revolution”, Haybarn Theatre, Goddard College, 7:30 p.m. To be broadcast live over WGDR 91.1 FM. This event is another in the series of readings by Vermont poets against the war. Poets include Greg Delanty, Cynthia Gomez, David Budbill, Martha Zweig, Peter Goreau, etc. For more information contact Jim Hogue at: d.b.herbst@worldnet.att.net

August 11: From Los Angeles, a review of Budbill’s new cd, SONGS FOR A SUFFERING WORLD in AllAboutJazz.com. To read the review go to: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/reviews/r0803_077.htm

July 31: Pacifica Radio Interview on PeaceWatch. David Budbill is interviewed about his new cd, SONGS FOR A SUFFERING WORLD, and producer, Scott Gurian, plays excerpts from the cd.

July 1: THE TWELVE BAR BLUES AS POETRY: A WORKSHOP, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation and Education Outreach Summer Program, St. Michael’s College, Winooski, VT, Alliot Hall, 1:00 p.m. For more information contact: Holly Hammond at: hammond@VSAC.org

June 26: Review of SONGS FOR A SUFFERING WORLD in The San Antonio (TX) Current. Read the review at: http://www.sacurrent.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=8675435&BRD=2318&PAG=461&dept_id=484045&rfi=8

June 22: Review of SONGS FOR A SUFFERING WORLD in The Sunday Herald of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Read the review at: http://www.sundayherald.com/34726

June 22: David Budbill reads from MOMENT TO MOMENT and JUDEVINE, for The Vermont Historical Society’s Vermont History Expo, Tunbridge World’s Fair Grounds, Tunbridge, VT, Meet the Author/Book Signing area, 4:15 p.m.. For More information, contact: Sandra Levesque at: sandylev@together.net

Summer 2003: David Budbill is featured with an interview and poems-both in Slovak–in REVUE SVETOVEJ LITERATURY, a Slovakian Literary Review. More information at: http://www.rsl.sk

June 1: Community celebration of local composers includes premiere of Erik Nielsen’s “Like the Clouds” for chorus and instrumental ensemble, setting of five poems from David Budbill’s MOMENT TO MOMENT, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT, 7:30 p.m., for more information contact: Chandler Music Hall at (802) 728-9878 or (802) 728-6464.

May 19: David Budbill reads his recent poems and plays the Shakuhachi, Elder Enrichment Education Group, 3:00 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT, for more information contact: David Fenn: (802) 482-4565

May 10: Vermont All-State Chorus performs of Erik Nielsen’s “Quam Pulchri Super Montes” which includes excerpts from David Budbill’s new anti-war talk/poem, WE WANT TO LIVE!, Spaulding High School, Barre, VT, 3:00 p.m., for more information go to: http://www.vmea.org/stef/allstate/2003.html

April 11-June 1: WORD WORKS: including Emily Anderson’s Personal Stages, 2003: EASY AS PIE, a poem by David Budbill, as part of a group exhibit of Text-Fortified Visual Art., Opening: April 11th, 6:00 p.m. At FLYNNDOG, 208 Flynn Avenue, Burlington, VT. For more information call: (802) 652-2583.

April 24: SONGS FOR A SUFFERING WORLD: Incantation and Improvisation: a Prayer for Peace: a Protest Against War, a performance by poet David Budbill; bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake, The Hardwick Townhouse, Hardwick, Vermont, 7:00 p.m. $10.00 and $7.00. For more information call: Addy Smith at (802) 533-7422 or email: addy_smith@hotmail.com

April 23: SONGS FOR A SUFFERING WORLD: Incantation and Improvisation: a Prayer for Peace: a Protest Against War, a performance by poet David Budbill; bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake, The University of Vermont, Music Recital Hall, Redstone Campus, 7:00 p.m., admission is free, for more information contact: John Gennari at: jgennari@zoo.uvm.edu

April 18-27: Village Harmony performs of Erik Nielsen’s “A Solitary Voice” settings of four poems from David Budbill’s MOMENT TO MOMENT, on tour; for details go to: http://www.northernharmony.pair.com/vhyg.html.

April 18: Vermont Poets Against The War with David Budbill, Jody Gladding, Galway Kinnell, Grace Paley, Bob Nichols, Greg Delanty and Jim Schley among others, College Hall Chapel, Union Institute at Vermont College, 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact: Linda Prescott at: katzenscot@aol.com

April 12: Vermont Youth Philharmonia with Wendy Hoffman Farrell, mezzo-soprano, performing of Erik Nielsen’s “Reflections on the Way” settings of four poems from David Budbill’s MOMENT TO MOMENT for mezzo and orchestra, Elley-Long Center, St. Michael’s College, Fort Ethan Allen campus, Colchester, VT, 7:00 p.m., for more information contact: Vermont Youth Orchestra at: (802) 655-5030

April 11: Vermont Youth Philharmonia with Wendy Hoffman Farrell, mezzo-soprano, performing of Erik Nielsen’s “Reflections on the Way” settings of four poems from David Budbill’s MOMENT TO MOMENT for mezzo and orchestra, Spaulding High School, Barre, VT, 7:00 p.m., for more information contact: Vermont Youth Orchestra at: (802) 655-5030

April 5: Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, performing of Erik Nielsen’s “We Must Always Have a Song” inspired by “What Issa Heard” from David Budbill’s MOMENT TO MOMENT, Flynn Space, Flynn Center for the Arts, Burlington, VT, 8:00 p.m. (pre-concert discussion 7:15 p.m.), for more information contact: the Flynn at: (802) 863-5866

April 4: Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, performing Erik Nielsen’s “We Must Always Have a Song” inspired by “What Issa Heard” from David Budbill’s MOMENT TO MOMENT, Unitarian Church, Montpelier, VT, 8:00 p.m. (pre-concert discussion 7:15 p.m.), for more information contact: Steve Klimowski at (802) 849-6900.

March 26: “Defining the Political Responsibility of the Poet/Artist,” panel discussion with Wanda Coleman, David Budbill, John Gennari, Emily Bernard and Tony Magistrale, Burlington, VT, The University of Vermont, The Old Mill, Dewey Lounge, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. for more information contact Patrick Neal at: patrick.neal@uvm.edu

March 22: Vermont Artists for Peace, David Budbill, among many other performers, South Church, St. Johnsbury, VT, 7:00 p.m.

March 3: The Lysistrata Project, with David Budbill in the role of the Leader of the Chorus of Old men. The Flynn Theatre, Burlington, VT, 7:00 p.m. For more information about the performance at The Flynn contact: kthomas@flynncenter.org For More information about The Lysistrata Project go to: www.lysistrataproject.com

February 16: A Poetry Reading In Honor of the Right of Protest as a Patriotic and Historical Tradition, with David Budbill, Galway Kinnell, Grace Paley, Donald Hall, Ruth Stone, Jay Parini, Jamaica Kincaid, Jody Gladding, Greg Delanty and William O’Daly. First Congregational Church, Manchester, VT, 4:00 p.m. For more information contact: contact Northshire Bookstore at 1-800-437-3700 or (802) 362-2200.

2002

December 31: FATHER AND DAUGHTER TOGETHER: Two Poets, Two Generations: from Green Mountain Zen Poetry to Hip-Hop Flavored Spoken Word: a poetry performance by David Budbill and Nadine Wolf Budbill, First Night Celebration, Montpelier, VT, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. For more information contact Jesse Ahee at Onion River Arts Council: (802) 229-9408, or email:

orac@together.net

December 31: On National Public Radio’s THE WRITERS ALMANAC, Garrison Keillor will read two new, as yet unpublished, poems by David Budbill, “Tomorrow” and “Like Smoke from Our Campfire.” For more information go to: http://almanac.mpr.org/

December 28: An Interview About and Excerpts from A FLEETING ANIMAL: AN OPERA FROM JUDEVINE: From 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Vermont Public Radio’s “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera.” Host Peter Fox Smith will interview composer Erik Nielsen and librettist David Budbill about their opera A FLEETING ANIMAL and play excerpts from the October 2000 production of the opera. Available on-line in real-time at: http://www.vpr.net/

November 6-10: Residency at Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC: Readings, Classes, The 12 Bar Blues as Poetry Workshop. For further information contact: Emilie White at: etwhite8@earthlink.net or Ruby Chorbajian at: ruralkicks@hotmail.com

October 25: FATHER AND DAUGHTER TOGETHER: Two Poets, Two Generations: from Green Mountain Zen Poetry to Hip-Hop Flavored Spoken Word: a poetry performance by David Budbill and Nadine Wolf Budbill, South Common Community Center (SCcubed), Chelsea, VT, 7:30 p.m., $7.00 and $5.00. South Common Community Center (SCcubed) is on the corner of Rt. 110 and the South Common. For more information contact Tracy Penfield at: (802) 685-3157

July 16: FATHER AND DAUGHTER TOGETHER, from Green Mountain Zen Poetry to Hip-Hop Flavored Spoken Word: a poetry performance with bowls, bells, gongs and Shakuhachi by David Wolf Budbill and Nadine Wolf Budbill, The Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, VT, 7:00 p.m., for more information contact: Linda Ramsdell at: galaxy@vtlink.net

June 9: David Budbill and William Parker present SONGS FOR A SUFFERING WORLD at The Hardwick Townhouse, Hardwick, Vermont, 7:00 p.m. For more information call: Addy Smith at (802) 533-7422 or email: addy_smith@hotmail.com

June 8: BUDBILL AND PARKER IN MONTREAL: David Budbill and William Parker perform their latest collaboration, SONGS FOR A SUFFERING WORLD, at Montreal’s renown New Music venue, Casa Del Popolo, 4873 Boulevard Saint Laurent. The evening begins with Montreal spoken-word performers lead by Fortner Anderson followed by Budbill and Parker. For more information call (514) 284-3804 or visit website: www.casadelpopolo.com or email; info@casadelpopolo

June 7: David Budbill receives The Walter Cerf Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, presented by The Vermont Arts Council at the Annual Meeting of The Vermont Arts Council at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT. Time TBA. For more information contact: Arlene Coughlin at: coughlin@arts.vca.state.vt.us

May 30: David Budbill and William Parker perform SONGS FOR A SUFFERING WORLD at the Seventh Annual Vision Festival at The Center, 268 Mulberry Street, between Prince and Houston Streets, New York City, 8:PM. For more information go to: http://www.visionfestival.org/

May 15: David Budbill will be the post-play discussion leader at NO LIE, a new theatre piece that confronts issues of race and tolerance in America. NO LIE will be performed at St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury, VT, at 7:00 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by St. Johnsbury Academy and the Axelrod Education Fund of the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont. For more information call the ACLU at (802) 223-6304

May 7: Lecture: DANVIS TALES: THE STORIES OF ROWLAND E. ROBINSON, Rochester Public Library, Rochester, VT, 7:00 p.m., for more information call: Sandy Lincoln at (802) 767-3927 or at: Sandy@seasonedbooks.com

April 30: Reading and Master of Ceremonies, sponsored by River Arts of Morrisville, VT, at The Senior Center in Morrisville, 7:00 p.m. For more information contact: Brooke Hemenway at: (802) 888-2401

April 24-27: Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club presents: JUDEVINE by David Budbill, Directed by Joy Fairfield, Produced by Lesley Ma, Loeb Drama Center Experimental Theater, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, April 24, 25, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 24 and April 27 at 2:30 p.m., Free Admission, Tickets Recommended. Call the Loeb Box Office, (617) 547-8300.

April 23: David Budbill reads from new work and from MOMENT TO MOMENT with musical bowls, bells, gongs and so forth. The Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier, VT, 7:00 p.m., for more information contact: Aline White at: khlprograms@hotmail.com

April 17: Reading/Performance, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT, 7:30 p.m., Haybarn Theatre. For more information contact Carol Dickson at: dicksonc@goddard.edu

April 17: Class Visit and Talk, Emily Bernard’s class: Racism in American Culture, The University of Vermont, Lafayette 302, Burlington, VT, 1:25 to 2:15 p.m.

April 15: Keynote Speaker, Diversity Day: “Open Your Eyes” at People’s Academy, Morrisville, VT, all day. For more information contact Moria Donovan at: Moira_Donovan@breadnet.middlebury.edu

April 14: Poets for Peace, a Reading with Ellen Bryant Voigt, Jody Gladding, Eva Hooker, Jim Schley and David Budbill, 7:00 p.m. Unitarian Church, Montpelier, VT. For more information contact: Jim Schley at: jschley@sover.net

April 4-7: Residency with the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, for rehearsals of JUDEVINE, Loeb Drama Center Experimental Theater, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, for more information contact: Lesley Ma at: lesleyma@fas.harvard.edu

March 31: The Expanding Secret Company, presents an Easter Sunday AntiWar Show, at Compost Art Center, 39 Main St., Hardwick. At 4:30, acclaimed documentary film, WINTER SOLDIER. At 5:30 an opening reception including toytheater shows, videos, including a video of David Budbill’s and William Parker’s performance SONGS FOR A SUFFERING WORLD. Art by Sam Kerson, Max Schumann, Jerome Lipani and Helen Rabin. At 7:30 poets David Budbill, Nadine Wolf Budbill, Bob Nichols, Duncan Nichols, Didi Pershouse and Tara Lipani, plus a Last Supper and Crucifixion by the Bread and Puppet Theater and cardboard toy theater and much more. For more information call (802) 525-8853 or (802) 472-9613.

March 29: Class Visit with Nadine Wolf Budbill, Sally Zitzman’s Language Arts Classes, People’s Academy, Morrisville, VT, 8:00 a.m. to Noon, Poetry in Performance, for more information contact, Sally Zitzman at: sally.zitzmann@morrisville.org

March 12: Class Visit: Paul Eschholz’s Vermont Literature Class at The University of Vermont, 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. to talk about MOMENT TO MOMENT, for more information contact: Paul Eschholz at: peschhol@zoo.uvm.edu

March 8: Class Visit, Fifth Grade, Fairfield Elementary School, Fairfield, VT, 10:00 a.m., to talk about BONES ON BLACK SPRUCE MOUNTAIN, for more information contact: Dick Shanley, Principal, (802) 827-6639

February 13: Lecture: Danvis Tales: The Stories of Rowland E. Robinson, Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, VT, 7:00 p.m., for more information call: Paula Davidson at (802) 426-3581

February 7: David Budbill reads from his poetry, Champlain College, Burlington, VT, 7:00 p.m., in the Morgan Room of Aiken Hall, on Summit Street. For more information contact Jim Ellison at: (802) 865-6406

February 5 & 6: Playwriting Residency, Hazen Union High School, Hardwick, VT, Vermont Young Playwrights. For more information contact: Judy Henchel at: Henchelplant@kingcon.com

January 24 & 25: Playwriting Residency, Hazen Union High School, Hardwick, VT, Vermont Young Playwrights. For more information contact: Judy Henchel at: Henchelplant@kingcon.com

January 12: Lecture: Danvis Tales: The Stories of Rowland E. Robinson, Gallery at the Vault, 68 Main Street, Springfield, VT, 5:00 p.m. (Note early start time), for more information call: Deena Guillet at: (802) 885-1561

January 10:”If You Won’t, Who Will?” 2:40 p.m., closing remarks at the Dare to Dream: Building Communities Free of Violence and Discrimination Conference, Bentley Lecture Hall, Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont. For more information contact: Alex Low at: outreach@pshift.com

January 4 & 5: JUDEVINE IN TWO ACTS: Adapted for High Schools, Greendale High School Theatre Department, Greendale, Wisconsin, Char Manny, Director, for more information contact: Char Manny at: charsplace@go.com

2001

David Budbill and William Parker, presented a new work:

PHOENIX RISING:

Improvisation and Incantation for 911 and Beyond

November 18th: at 7:00 p.m. at The Unitarian Church, Main Street, Montpelier, VT. $10.00. For more information call The Onion River Arts Council at (802) 229-9408 or email:

orac@together.net. Tickets can be reserved in advance with a credit card by calling or emailing The Onion River Arts Council.

November 18: David Budbill and William Parker perform at a Benefit Performance for Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, Barre Opera House, Barre, VT, 3:00 p.m. For more information contact: Erik Nielsen at nielsen@sover.net

November 17: at 6:30 p.m. at The Full Moon Cafe, South Strafford. The performance and a supper of soup and bread included in the $15.00 admission fee, BYOB. Contact: Margo Baldwin 802-765-4869 or mbaldwin@sover.net

November 16: at 7:00 p.m. at Studio Place Arts, Main Street, Barre, free, pass the hat. Contact: Eva Schectman, Studio Place Arts, 201 N. Main St., Barre, VT 05641, 802 479 7069, spa4arts@sover.net, www.studioplacearts.com

November 1: “Moment to Moment and More” David Budbill reads from his books JUDEVINE and MOMENT TO MOMENT at The Trapp Family Lodge, 700 Trapp Hill Road, Stowe, VT, in the Mozart Room at 8:00 p.m., Free.

October 24: Panel: NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND’S HARDSCRABBLE SOIL: WHY IS IT SUCH WONDROUS FODDER FOR POETRY AND FICTION? Panelists include David Budbill, Katherine Paterson, Philip Baruth and Jodi Picoult. Panelintroduced by Chris Bohjalian, and moderated by UVM English professor PaulEschholz. Sponsored by PEN. Reception and book signing to follow. BillingsCampus Center Theater (adjacent to Ira Allen Chapel), 7:30 p.m.

October 19: David Budbill and William Parker, Improvisation in the Ashes and the Dust, 8:30 p.m., C.U.A.N.D.O. 9 Second Avenue, Second Avenue at Houston, New York, NY.

October 17: David Budbill reads from and talks about the work of Hayden Carruth at A TRIBUTE TO HAYDEN CARRUTH sponsored by The Poetry Society of America in New York City. Others participating include: Galway Kinnell, Adrienne Rich, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Marilyn Hacker, Jean Valentine, Grace Paley, and Sam Hamill. 7:30 p.m., The Great Hall, Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, New York City, admission: $5.00. For more information contact: Eve Grubin at eve@poetrysociety.org

October 12-14:Residency, Greendale High School Theatre, Greendale, Wisconsin, in the drama department to help them prepare for their upcoming production of JUDEVINE. For more information contact: Char Manny at: CharsPlace@aol.com

October 6: Join David Budbill, Sam Hamill and Olga Broumas, “The Poets of Copper Canyon Press,” at the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Performing Arts Center, Main St. (rte. 23a), Hunter, NY 1244, where there will be a “meet the poet” reception, open mike, poetry sampler and group discussion with audience participation. Then move across the street to the Cafe and Theater for the formal reading and finally, get your signed books at the Catskill Mountain Foundation Bookstore. 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information: call (518) 263-4908 or email: catskillmtn@yahoo.com

September 12: David Budbill and Erik Nielsen talk about and play excerpts from, A FLEETING ANIMAL: AN OPERA FROM JUDEVINE at Wake Robin, Shelburne, VT, 7:30 p.m. for more information contact: Susan DuCharme, Activities Coordinator, (802) 264-5107

September 8: Rusty Dewees (star of THE LOGGER and featured as Antoine in David Budbill’s JUDEVINE) reads an excerpt from David Budbill’s new novel, BROKEN WING, as part of a benefit for Vermont Stage Company: VERMONT FICTION LIVE: GREAT WRITING READ BY GREAT ACTORS, 7:30 p.m., Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, VT. Pre-show Reception, 6:30 p.m., For Tickets Call 86-FLYNN. Other writers being read: Julia Alvarez, Chris Bohjalian, John Irving, Howard Frank Mosher and Jay Parini. This event will be recorded for broadcast by Vermont Public Radio.

September 4: David Budbill will participate in a reading to Celebrate the Winooski River at Bear Pond Books, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by The Onion River Arts Council. For more information contact: Samantha Kolber at: samanthakolber@hotmail.com

July 30: Reading and Q&A, “In Many Genre,” Green Mountain Writers Conference, Tinmouth Pavilion on Chipman Lake, Tinmouth, VT, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. For more information call: (802) 775-5326 or (650) 365-5101, or go to: http://www.vermontwriters.com/index.html

July 18: Reading and Discussion: “Poetry: High or Low?” Craftsbury Public Library, Craftsbury Common, VT, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for more information contact Leslie Rowell at: (802) 586-9683 or 586-7798

June 20: Lecture: Danvis Tales: The Stories of Rowland E. Robinson,Carpenter Carse Library, Hinesburg, VT, at 7:30 p.m., for more informationcall: Jane Racer at (802) 482-2878.

June 7: Participant in a panel, “Jazz and the Independent Spirits” at 7 p.m., Flynn Space, as part of the Discover Jazz Festival, Burlington,VT, Other panelists: Raphe Malik, Bob Blumenthal, Pete Gershon, and LewKannenstine. For more information: call: 802-863-7992, or go to:http://www.discoverjazz.com/

June 1: Evening’s Featured Poet, The 6th Annual Vision Festival, The Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street, New York, NY 10013, Located four blocks south of Canal, between Broadway and Church St., beginning at 7:30 p.m. For more information go to: http://www.visionfestival.org/

May 25-27: Residency and Readings: The New England LiteratureProgram at the University of Michigan, in residence at Camp Kabeyun, AltonBay, New Hampshire, Contact: Jackie Livesay, (603) 875-3526

May 24: Poetry Reading and Talk, The Vermont Library Association Annual Conference. Topic: “Accessible and Direct: A Plain Speaking Poet Reads from His Work and Talks About Why he Writes the Way He Does,” The Grand Hotel, Killington Ski Area, Killington, VT. For more information contact: Louise Murphy: lmurphy@norwich.edu

May 23: Post Play Discussion Leader, for “To Kill a Mocking Bird” at Lost Nation Theatre, Montpelier, VT, 10:30 a.m., for more information go to : http://www.lostnationtheater.org/page4.html

May 17: Resident playwright, Vermont Young Playwrights Festival, Royal Tyler Theatre, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information call Vermont Stage Company, (802) 862-1479

May 16:Lecture: Danvis Tales: The Stories of Rowland E. Robinson,Library, Quechee, VT, at 7:30 p.m., for information contact Kate Schaal at:phone: (802) 295-1232

April 19: Poetry Reading at Borders Books & Music, 29 Church Street, Burlington VT, 7:00 p.m. For more information contact: Brian Hadley, Community Relations Coordinator, (802) 865-2711 or bhadley@bordersstores.com

April 12: Post Play Discussion Leader, for “Collected Stories” at Lost Nation Theatre, Montpelier, VT, 8:00 p.m., for more information go to : http://www.lostnationtheater.org/page4.html

April 9: On National Public Radio’s THE WRITER’S ALMANAC, Garrison Keillor will read again from David Budbill’s latest book of poems MOMENT TO MOMENT, published by Copper Canyon Press. Mr. Keillor will read “The First Green of Spring.” For more information go to: http://almanac.mpr.org/

April 2: On National Public Radio’s THE WRITER’S ALMANAC, Garrison Keillor will read again from David Budbill’s latest book of poems MOMENT TO MOMENT, published by Copper Canyon Press. Mr. Keillor will read “Bugs in a Bowl.” For more information go to: http://almanac.mpr.org/

March 31: On National Public Radio’s WEEKEND ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, Lisa Simeone interviews David Budbill about his work and his newest book, MOMENT TO MOMENT: POEMS OF A MOUNTAIN RECLUSE. To hear interview go to: http://www.npr.org/ramfiles/watc/20010331.watc.08.rmm

March 29: Poetry Reading, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 8:00 p.m., Media and Public Affairs Building, Room B-07 (Northeast corner of H and 21st Streets NW). For more information contact David McAleavey: dmca@gwu.edu

March 22: Reading and Classes at Charlottesville High School, Charlottesville, VA, 11:30 to 1:15, For more information contact: Nancy Cobble Damon at The Virginia Festival of the Book:ncd8nr@cms.mail.virginia.edu

March 22: Reading, Charlottesville Public Library, Main Branch, Charlottesville, VA, 4:00 p.m., For more information contact: Nancy Cobble Damon at The Virginia Festival of the Book: ncd8nr@cms.mail.virginia.edu

March 21: Performance of ZEN MOUNTAINS-ZEN STREETS with William Parker at The Prism, 214 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA, a 9:00 p.m., two sets. $8.00 advance/$10.00 at the door. For more information contact: Fred Boyce. Director, The Prism at: tunes@mail.theprism.org or go to:http://www.theprism.org.

March 13:Poetry Reading with Jody Gladding and Jim Schley at 7:00 p.m. at The Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, VT, for more information contact: Linda Ramsdell: @ galaxy@vtlink.net or go to: http://www.galaxybookshop.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp

March 9: Poetry Reading from MOMENT TO MOMENT: POEMS OF AMOUNTAIN RECLUSE, plus new poems, both with bowls. Center for Social Ecology, Plainfield, VT, 7:00 p.m. For more information contact: Claudia Bajiackas at: ise@sover.net

March 3: JUDEVINE: Excerpts from the Two Act Play, Wellesley High School Drama Department, Wellesley, MA, High School Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.. For more information contact: Sophi Sagall at:sophi_sagall@wellesley.mec.edu

February 18:On National Public Radio’s THE WRITER’S ALMANAC, Garrison Keillor will read again from David Budbill’s latest book of poems MOMENT TO MOMENT, published by Copper Canyon Press. Mr. Keillor will read two poems “Dilemma” and “In the Ancient Tradition.” For more information go to:http://almanac.mpr.org/

February 17: Chinese New Year Celebration–Rochester Style, Rochester, VT, at 2:00 p.m. David Budbill will lecture on Ancient Chinese Poetry. For details of the talk go to: http://www.davidbudbill.com/lexworks.html and scroll down to A LITTLE INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT CHINESE POETRY. At 12:30 that same day, Lois Eby will deliver a lecture/slide presentation on Zen Ink Painting. For more information contact: Sandy Lincoln, Rochester Public Library, (802) 767-3927

February 9: JUDEVINE: Excerpts from the Two Act Play, Wellesley High School Drama Department, Wellesley, MA, High School Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.. For more information contact: Sophi Sagall at:sophi_sagall@wellesley.mec.edu

February 8: JUDEVINE: Excerpts from the Two Act Play, Wellesley High School Drama Department, Wellesley, MA, High School Auditorium, 4:00 p.m.. For more information contact: Sophi Sagall at:sophi_sagall@wellesley.mec.edu

January 27: Talk: about artistic collaboration on A FLEETING ANIMAL: AN OPERA FROM JUDEVINE, with composer Erik Nielsen, League of Vermont Writers, Quarterly Meeting, 2:00 p.m., Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, VT. For more information contact: Don Peabody at sacha@together.net

January 18,19, 25, 26: Four Day Playwriting Residency, Hazen Union High School, Hardwick, VT, Vermont Young Playwrights. For more information contact: Guy Smythe: gsmythe@hazen.k12.vt.us.

January 8: One Day Residency, Wellesley High School, Wellesley, MA, in the drama department to help them prepare for their upcoming abbreviated production of JUDEVINE. For more information contact: Sophi Sagall at: sophi_sagall@wellesley.mec.edu

January 5:On National Public Radio’s THE WRITER’S ALMANAC, Garrison Keillor will read again from David Budbill’s latest book of poems MOMENT TO MOMENT, published by Copper Canyon Press. Mr. Keillor will read “The Sixth of January.” For more information go to: http://almanac.mpr.org/

2000

December 31:Poetry Reading, First Night Celebration, Montpelier, VT, 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. at The Kellogg Hubbard Library, Main Street, Montpelier.

December 8: On National Public Radio’s THE WRITER’S ALMANAC, Garrison Keillor will read again from David Budbill’s latest book of poems MOMENT TO MOMENT, published by Copper Canyon Press. Mr. Keillor will read “The Three Goals.” For more information go to:

http://almanac.mpr.org/

November 30:performance of ZEN MOUNTAINS-ZEN STREETS with David Budbill & William Parker at New England College, Henniker, NH, Simon Center, time TBA, for more information contact: Don Melander: apfelholtz@aol.com

November 15: “Points North” host Fran Stoddard interviews David Budbill about his writing life, the new “A Fleeting Animal: An Opera from Judevine,” his new book of poems “Moment to Moment: Poems of a Mountain Recluse” and other things, on Vermont Public Television, 7:30 p.m. More at: www.vpt.org

November 8: Reading, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Skylight Conference Room, Agency of Natural Resources, State of Vermont, Waterbury, VT, for more information contact: Ginny McGrath at gmcgrath@FPR.ANR.STATE.VT.US

November 2 and 3: Reading, Classes and Residency at The Holderness School, Holderness, New Hampshire. For details contact Peter Durnan: Peter_Durnan@holderness.org

November 1: Poetry Reading and Discussion, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, Silver Cultural Arts Center, Frost Commons, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

October 27, 28, 29: World Premiere Performances of A FLEETING ANIMAL: AN OPERA FROM JUDEVINE, for details go to: http://www.davidbudbill.com/fleeting.html

October 24: Reading, 7:00 p.m., Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, VT, contact Pat Lyon-Surrey at (802) 229-4406. Part of the Chelsea Green Publishing Company “The Heard is the Word” Authors’ Reading Series.

October 20, 21, 22: World Premiere Performances of A FLEETING ANIMAL: AN OPERA FROM JUDEVINE, for details go to: http://www.davidbudbill.com/fleeting.html

October 21: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Reception and Reading for Congressman Bernie Sanders, Middlebury Town Theater, Merchants Row, Middlebury, VT, featuring: readings by David Budbill, Julia Alvarez, Bill Eichner, Ron Powers and Bernie Sanders. Suggested donation: $10.00 For more information call: Sanders for Congress, (802) 862-1505

October 15: Reading, 8:00 p.m., for the National Wildlife Federation’s Annual Meeting, Lake Mansfield Trout Club, Stowe, VT, for more information contact Steve Wright (802) 229-0650

October 14, Workshop, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Reading, Q&A, Book Signing, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., Chappaqua Public Library, 195 S. Greeley Avenue Chappaqua, NY 10514, for information call: Joan Kuhn at (914) 238-4779

October 13, Reading, Q&A, Book Signing, 12 noon to 1:30, Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148, for information call: Stacy Holder at (781) 324-0218

October 12: Reading, Q & A, Book Signing, 6:30 p.m., Sixteen Acres Branch of the Springfield Library, 1187 Parker Street, Springfield, MA 01129. For information, call Jean Canosa-Albano at (413) 263-6800, ext. 291

October 3: On National Public Radio’s THE WRITER’S ALMANAC, Garrison Keillor will read again from David Budbill’s latest book of poems MOMENT TO MOMENT, published by Copper Canyon Press. Mr. Keillor will read “Stillness,O, Stillness.” For more information go to: http://almanac.mpr.org/

September 26: Lecture: Danvis Tales: The Stories of Rowland E. Robinson, Newfane Historical Society, Newfane, VT, at The Union Hall on Route 30 at 7:30 p.m, for information call: Mary Laitres, (802) 257-00753 or email: marylait@sover.net

September 25: Lecture: Danvis Tales: The Stories of Rowland E. Robinson Universalist Church, Cavendish, VT, 7:00 p.m. for information call: The Cavendish Historical Society, Foster M. Johnson, (802) 226-7273

September 24: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Reception and Reading for Congressman Bernie Sanders, Northern Lights Bookshop and Cafe, 378 Railroad Street, St.Johnsbury, VT, featuring: a reading by David Budbill, refreshments and light fare for more information call: Sanders for Congress, PO Box 391, Burlington, VT 05402 (802) 862-1505

September 18: performance, 7:00 p.m., of an excerpt from A FLEETING ANIMAL: AN OPERA FROM JUDEVINE, libretto by David Budbill, music by Erik Nielsen, as part of the Vermont Millennium Music Festival’s Final Concert, Barre Opera House, Barre, VT, for more information contact: VMMF, P.O. Box 833, Montpelier, VT 05601 or westhill@sover.net or (802) 223-6242

September 16: Reading, 10:00 a.m., from “The Second Shepherds’ Play & A Pulp Cutters’ Nativity” at Vermont Millennium Festival’s Medieval “Faire,” State House Lawn, Montpelier, VT, for more information call: Michael Arnowitt at (802) 229-0984 or contact: VMMF, P.O. Box 833, Montpelier, VT 05601 or westhill@sover.net or (802) 223-6242

September 6: Reading, 7:00 p.m., Northern Lights Bookstore, St. Johnsbury, VT, contact Caroline DiMaio (802) 748-4463. Part of the Chelsea Green Publishing Company “The Heard is the Word” Authors’ Reading Series.

August 13: Lecture: Danvis Tales: The Stories of Rowland E. Robinson, McClure Library, Pittsford, VT, 2:00 p.m. for information call: (802) 483-2972

August 1:Seven new poems appear in the August issue of THE SUN, 107 North Roberson Street, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 or call: (919) 942-5282 or go to: http://www.thesunmagazine.org/

For subscriptions write: The Sun, Subscription Dept., P.O. Box 3000, Denville, NJ 07834-3000, or call (888) 732-6736. Subs are $34 a year, $17 for six months.

July 27: The Green Mountain Writers’ Conference, Tinmouth, Vermont. http://www.vermontwriters.com/

June 1-2: Residency and Readings: The New England Literature Program at the University of Michigan, in residence at Camp Kabeyun, Alton Bay, New Hampshire, Contact: Jackie Livesay, (603) 875-3526

May 26: DAVID BUDBILL performs: A LOVE SUPREME: A FOUND POEM FOR BLACK MUSIC with WILLIAM PARKER, on acoustic bass, HAMID DRAKE, on drums, KIDD JORDAN, on tenor saxophone and ROY CAMPBELL, on trumpet at: THE FIFTH ANNUAL VISION FESTIVAL, Friday, May 26th at approximately 10:00 p.m., at New Age Cabaret, 23 St. Mark’s Place, NY, NY, for more information, tickets, etc. go to: http://www.visionfestival.org/

May 18: After Dinner Reading: Lake Mansfield Trout Club, Stowe, VT, c. 7:30 p.m.

May 16: Reading and Talk: Out and About, Morrisville, VT, 11:00 a.m., call (802) 888-3729

May 10: Reading at Wake Robin, Shelburne, VT, 7:30 p.m. contact: Susan DuCharme, Activities Coordinator, (802) 985-9400

April 27: Performance of ZEN MOUNTAINS-ZEN STREETS with William Parker at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal Walk, Providence, RI, 8:00 p.m.

April 16: Reading/Signing, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 102 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT, 3:00 p.m., contact: Nance Nahmias, (802) 864-7505

April 12: Reading: Capitola Book Cafe, Capitola, 7:30 p.m. Contact: Jen Ramage, 1475 41st Avenue, Capitola (831) 462-6297

April 11: Reading: San Francisco Zen Center, SF, 7:30 p.m. Contact: Michael Weinger, 300 Page Street, San Francisco (415) 255-6531

April 10: Residency at Seaside High School, Seaside, CA [The Twelve Bar Blues as Poetry: Workshop, Reading Poetry to Improvised Music: Workshop, etc.]

April 10: Reading: Thunderbird Bookshop, Carmel, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Contact: Ginna Bragg or Lynda Richards, 3600 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA, (831) 624-1803

April 6: Workshop at Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, time and place tba

April 5: Reading at Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, 7:00 p.m., place tba

April 2: Garrison Keillor reads “Bugs in a Bowl” from MOMENT TO MOMENT: POEMS OF A MOUNTAIN RECLUSE on National Public Radio’s “A Writer’s Almanac.”

March 31: Reporter Kim Tedrow’s feature story about and interview with David Budbill goes up on http://iuniverse.com/

March 29: Reading at New England College, Henniker, NH, 7:00 p.m. Class visits in the afternoon.

March 9: Reading/Performance with William Parker’s Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, 8:00 pm, Merkin Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY, 10023, between Broadway and Amsterdam, box office: (212) 501-3330 or visit

http://www.metrobeat.com/E/V/NYCNY/0007/46/62/

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February 18: Garrison Keillor reads “Dilemma” and “In the Ancient Tradition” from MOMENT TO MOMENT: POEMS OF A MOUNTAIN RECLUSE on National Public Radio’s “A Writer’s Almanac.”

January 21: Reading and Signing at The Book Rack, The Champlain Mill, Winooski, VT, 7:00 p.m.

January 5: Garrison Keillor reads “The Sixth of January” from MOMENT TO MOMENT: POEMS OF A MOUNTAIN RECLUSE on National Public Radio’s “A Writer’s Almanac.”

1999

December 20: Garrison Keillor reads “Trying to be Who I Am” & “On the Road to Buddahood” from MOMENT TO MOMENT: POEMS OF A MOUNTAIN RECLUSE on National Public Radio’s “A Writer’s Almanac.”

December 15: Garrison Keillor reads “What It is Like to Read The Ancients” from MOMENT TO MOMENT: POEMS OF A MOUNTAIN RECLUSE on National Public Radio’s “A Writer’s Almanac.”

December 8: Garrison Keillor reads “The Three Goals” from MOMENT TO MOMENT: POEMS OF A MOUNTAIN RECLUSE on National Public Radio’s “A Writer’s Almanac.”