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Pen’s Ready: Annual Horace Greeley Writers’ Symposium

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Horace Greeley Writers’ Symposium is a celebration of Horace Greeley’s life. The symposium explores the art of writing as presented by publishers and writers in the fields of literature, poetry, philosophy, and history. For more info: http://horacegreeleyfoundation.org/who_was_horace_greeley

Registration for this event:

$80 General Admission
$20 for Students
Registration is available online at 
www.horacegreeleyfoundation.org and at the Poultney Public Library. Onsite registration will be available at the event.


  • This year’s keynote speaker is Oregon author and filmmaker, Marilyn Johnston. She received a fellowship from Oregon Literary Arts, a Robert Penn Warren Award, the Donna J. Stone National Literary Award for Poetry, and won the 2017 Flash Fiction Contest by the Salmon Creek Journal. She founded the Mid-Valley Veterans’ Writers and is a creative writing instructor for the “Artists in the Schools” program, primarily working with incarcerated youth. Red Dust Rising, a collection of poems about her family’s healing from war, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
  • Joni Cole, the author of Another Bad-Dog Book and a regular contributor to The Writer magazine. Joni is founder of the Writer’s Center of White River Junction, Vermont.
  • Jackie Gordon, a self publisher and public speaker for many years, Jackie is often asked to speak on the personality profile based on her third book, Do You Know You.
  • Laird Christensen, Director of the English and Writing programs at Green Mountain College, as well as, the Graduate program in Resilient and Sustainable Communities. The co-editor of Teaching About Place and Teaching North American Environmental Literature, his poems and essays have appeared in many publications and books. Central to his thinking, is that writers have the ability to reclaim one of the most ancient roles of story tellers: offering useful reflections on the vast changes already in motion and helping frame our possible futures in ways that inspire courage, resilience, and action.

The Symposium is a dynamic day of learning and nurturing for writers of all ages, experience levels, and genres. This event draws writers and authors from across New York and New England to Poultney, Vermont every year. For more information, or a link to our brochure and registration form, visit our website at www.horacegreeleyfoundation.org or “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HoraceGreeleyFoundation.

Contact Person: 
Linda Nye Knowlton, President, Horace Greeley Foundation 
802-287-2577, pelier@myfairpoint.net


Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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United Baptist Church of Poultney
1500 East Main Street
Poultney, VT 05764 United States
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