Stories From The Ta Ta Weenie Club: Join Woodsman, Author, and Storyteller Bill Torrey for five, true, Moth-style stories from his book, The Ta Ta Weenie Club. Read more
Sandra Gartner is one of two producing directors of Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre. She has performed with ART, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Vermont Stage and Lost Nation Theatre, among others. A freelance writer for magazines and newspapers, her articles have appeared in Lady’s Circle, The Monitor, Vermont Life, Vermont Magazine and Yankee. She is a frequent contributor to Rutland Magazine and co-authored the book To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women, which accompanied the touring exhibits of the oral history project. President Clinton appointed her to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Arts for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Sandra worked as a production coordinator for international art photographer Gregory Crewdson. Their work is part of the permanent collection at the Guggenheim in NYC. Wild Angels Film recently released an independent short narrative film, “UnSpoken” based on Sandra’s true story and article, “Exploding the Baby Myth,” originally published in Lady’s Circle Magazine.
The Center for Northern Woodlands Education has formed a community of writers who share their curiosity about nature in Northern Woodlands magazine and in a series of weekly articles featured in Twin State newspapers since 2002. The Center’s assistant director, Dan Lambert, will introduce the second compilation of these articles, The Outside Story: Local Writers Explore the Nature of New Hampshire and Vermont. Two of the authors will then read from the book.
Woodstock’s Own John Cotton Dana: Innovator of Libraries and Museums. Marcos Stafne, executive director of the Montshire Museum of Science is always on the lookout for inspirational museum leaders. His dream came true when he walked into Woodstock’s own Dana House and was reintroduced to John Cotton Dana. Read more
April Ossmann is the author of Event Boundaries (Four Way Books, 2017), and Anxious Music (Four Way Books, 2007) and recipient of a 2013 Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant. She is a publishing and editing consultant www.aprilossmann.com, a faculty editor for the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Sierra Nevada College, and was executive director of Alice James Books from 2000 – 2008. Read more