BRATTLEBORO — Peoples, Places, and the History of Words in Brattleboro, Vermont (Brattleboro Words Project) will hold its third Roundtable Discussion on Thursday, April 12, at 118 Elliot, from 6 to 7 p.m. Did you know that the first U.S. edition of Harry Potter was publishing in Brattleboro in 1997? Or that the Brattleboro area is recognized worldwide as a fine printing and publishing hub? Join book editor Jeff Potter, and writers Arlene Distler, Rolf Parker, Mary Ide, Stephanie Greene, Steve Minkin, Nancy Olson, and others for a discussion on the book and the history the writers will cooperatively tell. Refreshments will be served. This discussion is free.
Local non-profit Write Action is working with writers to produce this publishing anthology in partnership with the Brattleboro Historical Society, Brattleboro Literary Festival, Marlboro College and Brooks Memorial Library as part of the Brattleboro Words Project. The collaboration enabled Write Action to successfully reach its first year funding target to begin work on the book with help from The Thomas Thompson Trust, Crosby-Gannett Fund, Dunham-Mason Fund, Chroma Technology all with a dollar for dollar match from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Fundraising will continue this year to complete the book by its target publication date of late 2019.