Next Stage Arts Project presents the Green Writers Press Launch —a reading and book signing from books of Vermont, on Friday, November 1, 2013, at 6:00pm, at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vermont. The event will feature authors including: Brian D. Cohen (of Putney), Patti Smith, Greg Delanty, Robin MacArthur, Claire Willis, Hollie McNish, Dede Cummings, Howard Frank Mosher and 5th generation Vermont poet, Leland Kinsey, and photographers: John Willis, Catherine Dianich, Zachary Stephens, Evie Lovett, and Lynne Weinstein, and more. This special launch event is a benefit for Next Stage, with a suggested donation of $10.00. Following the reading and book signing there will be refreshments and cake.
A new Vermont-based, global publisher founded by writer and environmental activist, Dede Cummings, from Brattleboro, Vermont, Green Writers Press offers place-based literature –from children’s to adult–using recycled paper and printing in Vermont, along with an environmentally-themed mission. Green Writers Press holds true to its mission to spread a message of hope and renewal through the words and images they will publish, and to incorporate and facilitate the gift of words — poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and photography — to help foster a sustainable environment.
Printing on demand (POD), and using only “tree-free” papers printed at local Vermont printer, Springfield Printing, Green Writers Press will do everything it can to adhere to its commitment to preserving and protecting the natural resources of the earth. To that end, a percentage of its proceeds will be donated to the environmental activist group, 350.org. They will also give a percentage of its profits directly to Vermont-based environmental organizations, such as the Vermont Land Trust and the Bonneyvale Environmental Education Center.
Green Writers Press plans to publish books about how places shape and are shaped by the people who inhabit them, how poetry and art are a means of engendering empathy, illuminating interconnection, prompting new ways of imagining and living, and by doing all of these, help birth cultures of conservation.
Dede Cummings, the founder of Green Writers Press, is a book designer and writer. Her writing has been published in various journals and magazines, and she is a public radio commentator for Vermont Public Radio.
Detailed information about Green Writers Press can be found at: http://www.greenwriterspress.com