Sponsored by the New England Review, with support from the Vermont Book Shop, the NER Vermont Reading Series provides an opportunity for Vermont writers to read their work in front of an audience, and to acquaint local audiences with the talented writers who live and work among us. The series presents not only authors who’ve published in the New England Review and elsewhere, but also those just starting out, who may be unpublished and reading their work for the first time.

That Vermont is home to more writers per capita than any other state in the nation is a testament not only to the natural beauty of our surroundings and the possibilities for solitude and contemplation, but also to the great traditions and institutions that support our literary artists when the time comes to share their work. Published by Middlebury College since 1987, New England Review is proud of its own tradition of advancing the literary arts, bringing both new and known writers to a national reading public, and endeavors through the NER Vermont Reading Series to help bring about a similar convergence of voices here in our home state.

Our most recent event took place Thursday, November 10, 2011, with Ellen Dudley, Gloria Gonzalez, Sydney Lea, and Leath Tonino, at Carol's Hungry Mind Cafe in Middlebury, 7 p.m. The previous event took place on August 3, 2011, with readings by David Huddle, Gary Margolis, Janice Obuchowski, and Angela Patten. For more about this event, see the press release. The first event took place on April 19, 2011, with readings from Kellam Ayres, Castle Freeman Jr., Ted Gilley, and Kathryn Kramer. For more info, see the press release.

Each event in the quarterly NER Vermont Reading Series will feature four or five writers. While we're looking forward to cultivating our existing Vermont literary friendships, we're also eager to discover and feature writers who aren't yet established. In addition to following the usual networking avenues, we encourage writers who wish to be considered for a reading spot to contact series coordinator Christopher Ross. Send him an email with a sample of your work (10 pages, attached as a PDF) to NER.Vermont@gmail.com .

To join the NER Vermont Reading Series mailing list, send an email to NER.Vermont@gmail.com. To join the general NER mailing list, email NEReview@middlebury.edu.
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contact: Christopher Ross, Reading Series Coordinator

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