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Horace Greeley Writers' Symposium to be held in Poultney, VT

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Horace Greeley Foundation

The 10th Annual Horace Greeley Writers' Symposium will be held on October 20, 2012 from 9:30-5 at the United Methodist Church, Main Street, Poultney, Vermont. This one-day conference is one offering of The Horace Greeley Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting the writer's trade and the spirit of public oration central to Greeley's life.

Horace Greeley, founder of the New York Tribune, suffragist, opponent of slavery, and man of letters, learned the newspaper trade in East Poultney, Vermont. He rose from humble beginnings to become one of the nation's most respected journalists. He also helped Abraham Lincoln gain office and ran for President of the United States against Ulysses Grant.

Participants of the symposium will have plenty of opportunity to explore their own writing skills under the guidance of experts of their craft. This year's keynote speaker will be White River Junction, VT author and teacher, Joni B. Cole. Her talk is titled "Learning from Laughter: Tales of Life, Love and Neurotic Human Behavior." Green Mountain College English professor and writer, Laird Christensen, will present "Backroads, Deadends and Roundabouts: The Joy of Getting Lost along the Way," and Castleton State College professor and poet, David Mook, will discuss and guide writers through various examples of "poetry of identity." Transformative Language Arts coach, Joanna Tebbs Young will present "Excuses and Abuses: Writing through the Fears."

Fees are $60/$20 for students. Register online at or pay at the door. For more information, call 802.287.2577. Brochure can be found at


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