Vermont Humanities Council Program–April 10, 2016

Event: Apr 10, 2016, 2:00 pm

The Solomon Wright Public Library will be hosting author Deborah Lee Luskin for a presentation on April 10th at 2:00 pm. Luskin will pose the question “how is it that we now drive cars in all seasons and weathers” when Vermonters were not always eager to have good roads…starting in 1753 when the Abenaki and French protested a military road and later settlers to 19th – 21st century citizens continued protests to: “Green Mountain Parkway”, interstates and by-passes. The difficulties of traveling in Vermont has always played a significant role in the state’s settlement, development, culture and politics.

Luskin is the author of Into the Wilderness, her first novel that won an Independent Publisher’s Gold Medal. She is a “writer by vocation, Vermonter by choice.” A regular VPR commentator since 2006, she graduated from Oberlin and earned her PhD in English from Columbia. She teaches writing,is a skilled editor, a blogger and “pen for hire”. She has worked as a journalist, farmer and beekeeper! She is has been writing about Vermont past and present for 30 years and resides in Williamsville, VT.

This program is a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by the Solomon Wright Public Library. We hope you join us for this free program. Questions? Contact the library at 802-823-5400, or email: pownal_pub@vals.state.vt.us.