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A Weekend of Events Celebrate “Something About Mary”

A Weekend of Events Celebrate “Something About Mary”

Across Brattleboro Mary at the Lit Fest The Governor of Vermont has proclaimed Oct. 17, 2019 to be “Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Day,” starting an entire weekend of events celebrating local history and words as part of the Brattleboro Literary Festival, a principal partner...

Harris Hill, Brattleboro Words Trail adds audio dimension to ski jump (February 15, 2019) BRATTLEBORO — This weekend, Harris Hill Ski Jump attendees can add an audio dimension to their experience by stopping by the Brattleboro Words Project's tent to listen in situ to...

VPR: Brattleboro Words Trail and Lovecraft

VPR: Brattleboro Words Trail and Lovecraft

Stephanie Greene on Vermont Public Radio: Lovecraft in Guilford VPR contributor Stephanie Greene talks about the Brattleboro Words Trail project, and the roundtable on H.P. Lovecraft and place-based learning. 

Video: Royal Tyler Roundtable Discussion

Video: Royal Tyler Roundtable Discussion

Roundtable Discussion: Royal TylerRoyall Tyler, the most important area author of the Federalist era, will be the subject of this year’s Brattleboro Words Project exhibit at this year’s Brattleboro Literary Festival, and will be the focus of the Project’s monthly...

Preserving History in Brattleboro

Preserving History in Brattleboro

In Downtown Brattleboro Preserving History  (September 28, 2018)  Unique, rare, important and humorous historical treasures and archival collections reside within Windham County’s numerous historical societies, public libraries and museums.  The Brattleboro Words...

Here We Are with guest Stephanie Greene

Here We Are with guest Stephanie Greene

Here We Are with guest Stephanie GreeneStephanie Greene is an author, free-lance writer, and VPR commentator who grew up here in Brattleboro. She is on the the organizing committee OF the Brattleboro Literary Festival and is hosting the “Vermont Voices” events. She is...

Green Mountain Mornings: Rudyard Kipling at The Scott Farm

Green Mountain Mornings: Rudyard Kipling at The Scott Farm

Check this out!: Rudyard Kipling at The Scott Farm, July 12. July 11, 2018: Okay, so the flesh-and-blood author is not appearing at Scott Farm. That would be impressive. The Brattleboro Words Project has the next best thing. Author Chuck Fish hosts a round table...

MILES: Placemaking Goes Mobile in Downtown Brattleboro

MILES: Placemaking Goes Mobile in Downtown Brattleboro

In Downtown BrattleboroPlacemaking Goes MobileAt the crack of dawn on a Friday morning, a trailer rolls down the street and maneuvers into a parking spot in the middle of Brattleboro’s Main Street. The sides of the unassuming trailer, proclaimed: “Lucy Speaks” and...

‘Words Project’ promotes history of Windham County

‘Words Project’ promotes history of Windham County

VTDigger‘Words Project’ promotes history of Windham CountyDid you know that the first United States edition of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was printed in Brattleboro? Or that the author of the first known poem by an African-American lived in...

Coalition focuses on words in Brattleboro

Coalition focuses on words in Brattleboro

Lissa Weinmann, Sandy Rouse, Arlene Distler, Joe Rivers and William Edelglass (from left to right) discussed how the Words Project will work with the community to produce walking, biking and driving audio tours on a website to bring the cultural history of...

Words Project debuts unique mobile museum with ‘Lucy Speaks’

Words Project debuts unique mobile museum with ‘Lucy Speaks’

Posted Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2:39 pm By Lissa Weinmann, Special to the Reformer BRATTLEBORO — "People, Places and the History of Words in Brattleboro, Vermont" will debut its unique Mobile Interactive Literary Exhibition Space traveling museum...

Consortium Wins NEH Grant for Local Literary History

Marlboro College joins three other local institutions in celebrating a new $150,000, multi-year, “Creating Humanities Communities” matching grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant is focused on sharing the Brattleboro area’s...