Ron Powers, Author of No One Cares About Crazy People, to Give Reading at Brattleboro Literary Festival
BRATTLEBORO, VT (October 3, 2017)—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, October 14, at 11:00 am at the Centre Congregational Church, 93 Main St., Brattleboro.
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, VT. 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 www.brattleboroliteraryfestival.org.
The Brattleboro Retreat, founded in 1834, is a not-for-profit, regional specialty psychiatric hospital and addictions treatment center, providing a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages and their families. Recognized as a national leader in the treatment mental illness and addiction, the Brattleboro Retreat offers a high quality, individualized, comprehensive continuum of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient treatment.