Authors Bill Schubart and Peter Miller will read from their new books, Lila &
Theron: a novel and Vanishing Vermonters: Loss of a Rural Culture,
respectively, and will talk about what it's like to be a Vermonter writing
about the rural Vermont landscape and its many characters. Q&A and book
signing to follow.
Free and open to the public.
About Lila & Theron:
Set in rural America and spanning much of the 20th century, Lila & Theron
captures the spirit of the American rural experience, as it relates to
personal stories of love and sacrifice. Award-winning author and public radio
commentator Bill Schubart first introduced us to Lila and Theron in his 2008
collection, The Lamoille Stories.
"Through the eyes of Lila and Theron, Schubart manages to not only give us a
great love story, but also an homage to an icy hardscrabble Vermont, and a
portrait of an evolving rural America in the 20th century. This book is both
heartbreaking, tender and as real as a winter day. I loved it." — Thomas
Christopher Greene, bestselling author of The Headmaster’s Wife.
About Bill Schubart:
Bill Schubart is both an award-winning novelist and a political and cultural
commentator heard weekly on Vermont Public Radio (210,000 listeners). He is a
frequent public speaker on writing and entrepreneurship. Bill grew up in a
small town in Lamoille County in Northern Vermont. In his largely
French-Canadian family, he heard countless stories that fed is desire to
write them down.
About Vanishing Vermonters:
The 160-page book includes photographs and quotes from rural Vermonters who
discuss their home state as it is today. Some are good thoughts; some are
pretty tough. The 30 pages of photographs are black and white pictures that
show Vermont as it is— abandoned homes, unique roadside signs, barns
standing starkly in a field, wind turbines on mountain tops and solar fields
planted in hayfields and glaring at the passer-by, snowstorms and a few
unique scenics, some beautiful, some quirky.
About Peter Miller:
Peter Miller began his photographic career in 1953, assisting Yousuf Karsh.
He began his career as a writer later that decade, reporting for Life. He
lives in Waterbury, Vermont and is the author of five books including Vermont
People and People of the Great Plains.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
77 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05602