BRATTLEBORO >> Writers and readers rejoice! There is a place to move away from your thoughts and be social On Thursday nights, The Lounge at 4 High St., in Brattleboro transforms into "The Book Lounge," where poets, writers, and readers mingle and lean in to this beautiful profession.

Have you thought about joining a book group, but don't have time? The Book Lounge will also be a place to discuss what people are reading in small groups in a casual setting. No pressure to finish a book on time for a 'real' book group and there will always be 'spoiler alerts'!

The Book Lounge is curated by the editors at Green Writers Press, a local, independent publisher located in Brattleboro, to foster a social community around the creative arts in southern Vermont in a free and social space, where outside writers as well will be invited to participate.

The Book Lounge is located at 4 Hight Street in Brattleboro meets every Thursday at 7:00-10:00 PM

Tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. there will be a social time from 7 to 8 p.m., then meet and mingle with local author Castle Freeman, Jr. and Dede Cummings founder of Green Writers Press, followed by writing prompt/writing/sharing ideas for readers and writers.

Castle Freeman, Jr., was born in Texas, raised in Chicago, and educated in New York. He came to Vermont with his wife, Alice, in 1972, and has lived in Newfane for forty years. He is the author of many stories, essays, and novels, mainly concerned in one way or another with the life of this place and its people – most recently, "The Devil in the Valley," a novel, published last fall by Overlook Press, New York.



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