Thursday October 11, 2012

BRATTLEBORO -- How does one make a living, stay creative, and have a career in the arts? What effect does commercial necessity have on artistic growth? What are the assets and challenges of working as an artist in Windham County?

Joyce Marcel will explore these and other questions from the perspective of a writer and journalist making a living in Windham County. She will also draw on her experience of having interviewed a many of the working artists in the area.

The event, the fifth in an occasional series of "Making it in the Arts" conversations with working artists, is co-sponsored by Brattleboro-West Arts, the Arts Council of Windham County, Write Action and the Brattleboro Literary Festival. It will take place Sunday from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 153 Main St. Refreshments will be for sale from the Write Action Coffee Shop. The event is free and open to all.

Marcel is a writer, journalist and the author of several books. Visit www.joycemarcel.com.

Brattleboro-West Arts is a group of artists and craftsmen in the Whetstone watershed dedicated to improving the commercial and artistic success of its members. Visit www.brattleboro-west-arts.com.

The Arts Council of Windham County is an all-volunteer organization that has worked to strengthen the environment for artists and arts organizations in the area for 37 years.


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Visit www.ACWC.us.

Write Action is a community-based, grassroots writer’s organization formed in 1999 "to strengthen a community of writers in Brattleboro and the surrounding area; and to nurture, encourage, and promote the literary arts in the at-large community". Visit www.writeaction.org.

For more information, contact Doug Cox at dcox@sover.net or 802-257-1024.