Brattleboro Literary Festival: 'No One Cares About Crazy People'

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Retreat, in association with the Brattleboro Literary Festival, will present Pulitzer Prize winner, journalist, novelist, and Vermont resident, Ron Powers, who will read from his 2017 book "No One Cares About Crazy People: the Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America," on Saturday, at 11 a.m. at the Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St.

Admission to this event is free and refreshments will be served.

The New York Times Book Review has described "No One Cares About Crazy People," a richly researched social history of mental illness fused with a deeply personal account of the devastating impact of having two sons diagnosed with schizophrenia, as "Extraordinary and courageous ..."

Powers is a resident of Castleton. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1973 and received an Emmy Award in 1985 for his work on CBS This Morning. He has taught at Middlebury College, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Salzburg Seminar.

More information on this and other Brattleboro Literary Festival events can be found at


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