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Apr 25, 2014
Marble House Project Writing Workshop
Dorset, VT


Alexander Rare Books
234 Camp Street
Barre, VT
(802) 476-0838

Bartleby's Books
17 West Main Street
Wilmington, VT
(802) 464-5425

Bear Pond Books
77 Main Street
Montpelier, VT

Crow Bookshop
14 Church Street
Burlington, VT
(802) 862-0848

Everyone's Books
25 Elliot Street
Brattleboro, VT
(802) 254-8160

The Flying Pig Bookstore
5247 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, VT
(802) 985-3999

Pheonix Books
21 A Essex Way
Essex, VT
(802) 872-7111

Pheonix Books
191 Bank Street
Burlington, VT
(802) 448-3350

Northshire Bookstore
4869 Main St.
Manchester Center, VT

Village Square Booksellers
32 The Square
Bellow Falls, VT
(802) 463-9404
Vermont Add to Notebook
Poet Laureate

Sydney Lea
Sydney Lea is Poet Laureate of Vermont. He is the author of eleven books of poetry. More information on this state's laureateship


Hayden Carruth

Hayden Carruth
Many of Hayden Carruth's best known poems are about the people and places of Northern Vermont, where he lived for many years. Among other awards, he received the National Book Award and the Ruth Lilly Prize.

Ellen Bryant Voigt

Ellen Bryant Voigt
The author of several collections of poetry, including Shadows of Heaven, a finalist for the National Book Award, Ellen Bryant Voigt lives in Cabot, Vermont. She served as the Vermont State Poet for four years.

Jay Wright

Jay Wright
The author of several collections of poetry, and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Fellowship and Yale University's Bollingen Prize, Jay Wright lives in Bradford, Vermont.

Other Vermont Poets
David Budbill
Wyn Cooper
Chard deNiord
Norman Dubie
Jody Gladding
Robert Frost
David Hinton
Greg Delanty
David Huddle
Galway Kinnell
Robert Pack
F.D. Reeve
Stephen Sandy
Ruth Stone
Readings Series, Conferences, & Literary Festivals

Brattleboro Literary Festival
An annual three-day celebration of those who read books, those who write books, and of the books themselves. Located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, the Festival includes readings, panel discussions, and special events, featuring emerging and established authors. All events are free.

Bread Loaf Writers Conference
The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference is one of America's oldest literary institutions. For more than 75 years, workshops, lectures, and classes have been held in the summer, providing a stimulating community in which participants can test assumptions regarding literature and seek advice about their progress as writers. Faculty members conduct small workshops, give lectures on writerly issues, and offer classes on specific aspects of craft. Readings by faculty, guests, and contributors are scheduled throughout the day and into the night.

Village Square Booksellers/River Voices Poetry Reading Series
This reading series and open mic, featuring southeastern Vermont and New Hampshire poets, has been running for over two years.

Vermont Festival of the Arts
A full month of art programs, including studios & artists, community events, culinary culture, exhibits & galleries, kids' events, nature & sporting events, performances, tours, and workshops.

Literary Organizations & Centers

Vermont Arts Council
The Vermont Arts Council was founded in 1964 on a simple and powerful premise: that the arts enrich lives, expand minds, and form a vital thread in the fabric of Vermont community life. The Council functions as a community partner and a catalyst for artists and organizations. It offers professional development opportunities and technical advice, collects and disseminates arts information, and acts as the state's foremost arts advocate.

Vermont Arts Exchange
The old mill at the end of Sage Street in North Bennington has been home to several industries since the late 1800s including the EZ Waist Cuff & Collar Factory.Since 1993 it has been home to Vermont Arts Exchange), a non profit arts and community development organization. VAE began the transformation of the run-down old factory into a creative oasis and an energetic force that contributes to the commercial, social and cultural life of the village. VAE's mission is to strengthen neighborhoods and communities through the arts. VAE's studio-based programs include paper making, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, writing, music and dance.

Southern Vermont Arts Center
The mission of the Southern Vermont Arts Center is to make both the visual and performing arts an integral part of the life of our community and region by presenting the finest quality exhibitions and performances; providing education and instruction in the arts; exhibiting and marketing the work of member artists; and providing opportunities for community service in promotion of excellence in the arts.

Vermont Alliance for Arts Education
The Vermont Alliance for Arts Education advances student learning through the arts. It advocate for arts education programs for all students; promotes professional development by sharing information, ideas, and resources among people dedicated to arts education; encourage innovative collaboration among artists, individuals, cultural, and educational organizations; recognizes notable achievements by individuals and organizations in arts education; and partners with local, state, and national organizations concerned with arts and education.

Poetry Society of Vermont
The Poetry Society of Vermont, founded in 1947, is an association of poets and supporters who join in promoting an interest in poetry through meetings, workshops, readings, contests, and contributions to the society's chapbook. Anyone may join the society including high school and college students and non-residents of Vermont.

Poetic History

The Graves of Poets
When he died in 1963, Robert Frost was buried in Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, Vermont.

Poems about Vermont

The Cows at Night
by Hayden Carruth
The moon was like a full cup tonight...
Literary Journals & Small Presses

Chapiteau Press
Chapiteau Press was founded to present sequences of poems in typographically beautiful settings; and in collaboration with performers, composers, and visual artists, to give audiences dynamic new experiences of poetry.

New England Review/Bread Loaf Quarterly
NER strives to publish quality, innovative writing of all kinds, in all genres, including fiction, poetry, personal and critical essays, book reviews, interviews, reports from abroad and American Places, and more.

Tupelo Press
Tupelo Press, Inc., is an independent, literary press devoted to discovering and publishing works of poetry and literary fiction by emerging and established writers.

Hunger Mountain: the VCFA journal of the arts
Hunger Mountain is both a print and online journal of the arts. It publishes fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, young adult and childrenís writing, writing for stage and screen, interviews, reviews, and craft essays. The print issue comes out annually in the fall, and the online content changes on a regular basis.

Vermont Literary Review
The first issue of Vermont Literary Review was published in 1994. The review is published once a year. Work featured in the Review includes poetry, fiction, drama, and personal essays from and about New England. After a brief lapse, the Review resumed publication in 2008 as a journal edited and designed solely by English Department faculty of Castleton State College.

plain china
An online literary magazine featuring top writing from undergraduate literary journals across the country, published by Bennington College.

The Silo
A literary magazine featuring the work of Benningtonís undergraduate writers and artists. The Silo has been published at the College since 1941, and began production as an online journal in the fall of 2009.

Writing Programs & Colonies

Vermont Studio Center
The Vermont Studio Center offers four-to-twelve-week studio residencies year-round to 600 painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, and writers (50 residents per month). VSCís 30-building campus is set on the banks of the Gihon River in rural Johnson, Vermont, a town of 3,000 located in the heart of the northern Green Mountains. Each Studio Center residency features undistracted working time, the companionship of fifty artists and writers from across the country and around the world, and access to a roster of prominent Visiting Artists and Writers. All residencies include comfortable housing, private studio space, and excellent food. Two Visiting Writers per month are in residence for one week each to offer readings, a craft talk, and optional conferences with each of the 10-14 writers in residence each month.

Goddard College
The low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program is a 48-credit, rigorous, student-centered program for writers who choose to live their lives and hone their writing skills at the same time. There are two conferences related to the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program: The Clockhouse Writers' Conference and Port Townsend Writers Conference. The College features a visiting writers series and publishes the Pitkin literary journal.

Bennington College
Sven Birkerts directs Bennington's MFA in Creative Writing, founded by Liam Rector. A biweekly Literature Gathering is held in a house living room, and features readings of student and faculty work, discussions, and guest readings and lectures. Field Work Term, the annual winter internship period, allows firsthand experience in the world of book publishing, journalism, literary magazines, or an entirely different field to enrich writing and reading. On-campus print publications like SILO and The Bennington Free Press, and plain china, Bennington College's online student literary magazine, provide outlets for student writing and editing.

Great River Arts
Located in Bellows Falls the mission of Great River Arts is to create and sustain a New England based arts center that supports and nurtures visual and literary artists and provides regional youth programs. A nonprofit organization, Great River Arts brings faculty from the literary and visual arts disciplines to teach in the Connecticut River Valley and other select locations.

Vermont College of Fine Arts
Established in 1981, the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program was one of the first low-residency programs in the country. At each MFA in Writing residency, a renowned poetry or prose writer joins the program for a substantial portion of the residency. The author gives a reading and/or talk, meets with numerous students individually, and is available in many informal ways throughout the residency to interact with students. The College publishes Hunger Mountain: the VCFA Journal of the Arts and writers may choose to attend a summer residency in Slovenia, in lieu of Vermont.

The Program for Writing and Rhetoric in the Disciplines promotes the use of writing both in students' learning and in their ability to communicate what they have learned. Each summer since 1920, The Bread Loaf School of English offers a rich array of graduate courses in literature, the teaching of writing, creative writing, and theater arts to students from across the United States.

Castleton State College
The English Department offers a minor in Writing. Many students are active in the Literary Club. Along with faculty, these students help to publish the Vermont Literary Review.

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