Write Action is proud to announce the poetry collection that grew out of Poems Around Town, "Poems in the Time of Covid." This attractive paperback was designed by Write Action board member Andy Burrows, and includes poems by 37 poets from the Brattleboro area and beyond.
Poems Around Town (PAT) is a project of Write Action, with support from Time to Write and the Brattleboro Literary Festival. The April, 2021 event, in which submitted poems were put in shop windows throughout downtown Brattleboro, was organized by board members Arlene Distler, Andy Burrows, Barbara Morrison, and Toni Ortner.
We are excited about this very attractive collection generated by a debut local event. Taken together its many fine poems document our collective soul during a historic and trying time that has connected us to the world and one another.
Order Poems in the Time of Covid
A handsome 247 page book, richly illustrated. A compendium of Brattleboro's printing, publishing, and literary history from the 1700's to the present. Authored by 36 writers with connections to Brattleboro and in many cases, to the art and industry that was an early spur to growth of the region, and continues to be so.
To order a copy of Print Town, send your name, address, and a check for $40 plus $8 for shipping and handling (made out to Write Action) to:
P O Box 822
Brattleboro, VT 05302
*or order through Paypal with the donation button at www.writeaction.org. Be sure to include mailing address and number of books.
Get your Write Action Travel Mug with Write Action name and "logo" just in time for the holidays. Attractive, easy to use with tight-fitting lid and sliding tab for convenient, non-spill drinking. Comfortable handle. Slim design to fit into car holder. It's a great way to support Write Action, and creative writing in general. Just $10 a mug. Order now through PayPal.
The year 2010 marks a decade of Write Action’s grass-roots support for local writers and writing.
To celebrate, the non-profit organization presents its second collection of poetry and prose from writers living in Brattleboro and the surrounding towns.
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Read what local writers and reviewers have to say about The Tenth Anniversary Anthology:
In Write Action's anthology, we enter death as a country, witness the majesty of hawks in winter, and experience the hippies of the 60s under the eyes of the benevolent marijuana gods. At turns sexually brazen, gracefully melodic, and laugh out loud funny, this is an astonishing collection of remarkable range. Quite simply, it's not to be missed.
- Suzanne Kingsbury, author of The Summer Fletcher Greel Loved Me, Scribner
There is humor and hubris, sadness and celebration, strength and weakness, blood, sweat, toil and tears. In short, the sum of our lives - all contained in 200 engaging pages…One of the real gems of 2010.
editor of "Ovation," the arts and entertainment section of the Brattleboro Reformer
This impressive collection presents old and new voices to the reading public. Through the poetry and prose, it offers a unique window into Vermont's contemporary writing landscape.
- Phayvanh Luekhamhan, Friends of the Brooks Memorial Library newsletter
Dave Ritchie in his poem “Why Locovore Writers?” conjures an apt metaphor for the local appetite for verbal sustenance: What about ‘fresh’?/That’s how we want our vegetables./ As recently harvested as possible./ I would like that with my neighboring author./Let her revelations start with us! And so they do.
- Chard deNiord, author of Night Mowing, University of Pittsburg Press
Write Action T-shirts are now on sale. Be the first on your block––or
cow pasture––to have this cool article of clothing! Available
in men’s and women’s styling, pre-shrunk 100% cotton,
with Write Action’s distinctive logo/mascot, our literary cow,
on the front. Designed and drawn by artist Aaron Distler, Brattleboro
native, alumni of the Putney School and Rhode Island School of Design.
The T-shirts come in five (5) colors: gold, black, cobalt blue,
red, and lavender.
Women’s style has a lower neck-line and cap sleeves. It is
available in black, blue, and lavender.
Men’s standard T-shirt styling comes in all colors except
Sizes for both men’s and women’s styles are S, M, L,
For photos of our members modeling
the new t-shirts, please click here.
T-shirts cost $12, payable to Write Action, via PayPal here on the
Write Action web site or send a check to Write
Action, PO Box 822, Brrattleboro, Vt 05302. Be sure to include size
and color. Please add $2 for shipping and handling.
The Write Action Book Bag, with the Write Action "mascot" on
the lower right corner, drawn by artist Aaron Distler (a Putney School,
and Rhode Island School of Design graduate who has shown his etchings
and drawings in galleries on the east and west coasts), is available
for $12 each ($10 each for an order of three or more bags, if paying by check).
OUT OF STOCK
Also available is the classic collection, "The Best
of Write Action" from 2003, which contains the writing of 65 local authors,
at $12, which includes shipping (the original price was $16.95).
Orders, with check enclosed, for all items may also be sent to Write
Action, P.O. Box 822, Brattleboro, Vt 05302