15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346
Next Stage Arts Project continues its literary series, Next Stage Speaks, on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 7PM with Non Fiction Writer Lauren Markham and Fiction Writer Robin MacArthur: A Reading Followed By A Discussion About The Similarities And Differences Between Writing Fiction And Non Fiction. The event will be hosted by poet Chard DeNiord. There is a suggested donation at the door of $10.
Robin MacArthur is the author of the new novel Heart Spring Mountain, due out January 9th, 2018 from Ecco Press, and a book of short fiction titled Half Wild, Stories that Ecco also published 2016. She is also the editor of the anthology Contemporary Vermont Fiction published by Green Writers Press in 2014.
She is one half of the musical duo Red Heart the Ticker, alongside her husband, Tyler Gibbons.
She received an MFA in Fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA from Brown University, and two creation grants from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
When not writing, she spends her time prying rocks out of unruly garden soil, picking blackberries and raspberries outside her back door, and traipsing through woods with her big-hearted and half-wild children.
Lauren Markham is a writer and reporter based in Northern California. She writes fiction, essays and journalism — mostly about migration, youth and the environment, though about other things, too.
She is the author of The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, published in September 2017 by Crown. Her essays and journalism have appeared in outlets such as VQR (where she is a Contributing Editor), The New Yorker.com, The Guardian, The New Republic, Guernica, VICE Magazine, Orion, California Sunday, The Utne Reader, Pacific Standard, and on This American Life.
A graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts’ MFA in fiction writing program, she has the great fortune of having been awarded fellowships from the Mesa Refuge, the UC Berkeley 11th Hour Food & Farming Journalism Fellowship, The French American Foundation, The Rotary Foundation, and the Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism. In addition to writing, she works at a high school for immigrant youth in the Bay Area.
Lauren will be reading from Far Away Brothers.
The Next Stage Speaks format includes poet Chard DeNiord conducting an interview with the featured guest/s about their career and recent works. The interview is followed by a reading, then followed by a Q&A.
Chard deNiord is the poet laureate of Vermont and author of six books of poetry, most recently Interstate, (The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015) and The Double Truth (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011). His book of essays and interviews with seven senior American poets (Galway Kinnell, Donald Hall. Maxine Kumin, Jack Gilbert, Ruth Stone, Lucille Clifton, Robert Bly) titled Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs, Conversations and Reflections on 20th Century American Poets was published by Marick Press in 2011. His new book of interviews with ten contemporary poets titled I Would Lie to You If I Could is scheduled to be published by University of Pittsburgh Press on March 23, 2018. He is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Providence College and a trustee of the Ruth Stone Trust. He lives in Westminster West, Vermont with his wife Liz.