Conmen! Scoundrels! Rogues! How to Research Colorful Characters and Write Their Stories

On Wednesday, November 29 at 7 PM, Brooks Memorial Library will host a presentation about conmen who made their fortunes and furthered their careers by coming to Brattleboro and working their magic art. Rolf Parker, a free-lance writer and local historian, will tell their stories and share tips and techniques for doing your own research and story-telling. Come learn how your work can become part of the Peoples, Places and the History of Words Project! It is funded by an NEH “Creating Humanities Communities” grant. For more information, visit: http://www.brattleboro.com/words.


Contributed By: Spinoza

When we started iBrattleboro, we had some grand visions. In addition to wanting to provide a platform for local news, views, and opinions, we hoped that local writers would enjoy publishing their work to a large, local audience. It would be possible for any writer to have a regular place on the site, and build a following of regular readers, but also compile their collected works into a book if they so desired.


Free Public Readings: Marlboro College Summer Writing Intensive

Marlboro College’s summer writing intensive connects writers who are just starting out with writers who have made a career out of the craft. Authors will be reading excerpts of their work Monday July 31 – Friday August 4th at 5 pm in the library’s main room. All of the readings are free! Marlboro’s Summer Writing Intensive this year will include a series of free, public readings by celebrated writers with military connections.