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Our Past

In 1929, luminaries Dorothy Canfield Fisher and Helen Hartness Flanders helped establish the League of Vermont Writers, Association, which would later become the League of Vermont Writers. Early League speakers included Frances Parkinson Keyes, Robert Frost, and Dorothy Thompson, all eminent figures in their day. Now, the League's membership has included well-known writers Chris Bojahlian, Joe Citro, David Huddle, and Ellen Bryant Voigt and has hosted nationally known authors as speakers such as Archer Mayor, Tim Brookes, and Katherine Paterson.

Continuity amid change is a hallmark of Vermont's oldest statewide writers' organization. While the League continues to adapt to changes in the publishing industry and advances in technology, as Karen Lorentz wrote in her history of the League's first 70 years, "One thing has remained steady: the desire to promote education and networking among members so as to inspire writing and expand opportunities for publication."

The League of Vermont Writers invites you to join an organization that has been working with and for writers in the Green Mountain State for more than 85 years.

To celebrate our 90 years (and counting), we've created a video highlighting our history.  The video should automatically start playing, with a 10 second pause for each slide. You can click your left mouse button when hovered over the video to advance to the next slide sooner or click the buttons in the bottom left to advance or pause on a slide

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