BRATTLEBORO — “There are only two places in the world where I want to live — Bombay and Brattleboro,” author Rudyard Kipling told friend and early Brattleboro chronicler Mary Cabot, “And I can’t live at either.”

The Brattleboro Words Project will explore Kipling’s highly productive but emotionally difficult “American years” at its next Roundtable Discussion on Thursday, July 12, 6 p.m. at Scott Farm Orchard, 707 Kipling Road in Dummerston. The public is invited to attend this free event to learn more about Kipling and the Brattleboro Words Project, a National Endowment for the Humanities backed effort to create podcasts linked to important sites in and around Brattleboro. Refreshments will be served.