May 7, 2020: HOW STORIES INFORM OUR SENSE OF PLACE: A Discussion with William Edelglass

William Edelgass is Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Marlboro College and Director of Studies at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and principal scholar for the Brattleboro Words Project

William Edelgass is Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Marlboro College and Director of Studies at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and principal scholar for the Brattleboro Words Project

Join us for an enlightening evening as William Edelglass, Professor of Philosophy and Principal Scholar for the Brattleboro Words Project, shares the contemporary philosophical perspectives that helped shape the Brattleboro Words Project as a place-making practice in a Zoom Discussion Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  William will guide us through lively, interactive group discussions about how stories inform our sense of place and discuss how the Project is working to broaden inclusivity and provide a richer, more complex understanding of the places we share and think of as ‘home’. Participants must RSVP to BrattleboroWords@gmail.com to be sent the Zoom link they need to join.

After three years of visioning, research, writing, recording, editing, lots of meetings, public ‘sharings’ and events, the Brattleboro Words Project community is steadily working toward our scheduled October 23, 2020 launch of the Brattleboro Words Trail map and audio tours, the book Brattleboro: A Print Town, and a multi-media, three-month exhibition at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. Our National Endowment for the Humanities 1:1 match for all funds raised locally has been extended to September 1, 2020. Donations are needed. Please visit our online page to help us get to the finish line.

William Edelglass is Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Marlboro College and Director of Studies at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. He has published widely in Buddhist philosophy, environmental philosophy, and 20th-century European philosophy. He currently serves as chair of the board of directors of the International Association of Environmental Philosophy and co-editor of the journal Environmental Philosophy

The Brattleboro Words Project is a multi-year collaboration of Marlboro College, Brattleboro Historical Society, Brattleboro Literary Festival, Write Action and Brooks Memorial Library partially supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities matching grant and The Thomas Thompson Trust, the Vermont Community Fund, Guilford Sound, The Windham Foundation, Edward Jones, and other local foundations, businesses and individuals. The Project seeks public participation in the research, writing and creation of the ‘Brattleboro Words Trail’ self-guided, web-based audio tours of the greater Brattleboro area. The Words Project is also producing a book on Brattleboro’s printing and publishing history, placing historic markers, and hosting many events as part of the October Brattleboro Literary Festival and throughout the year.