One of the first goals set by the Killington Arts Guild at its
organizational meeting at the Grist Mill (now the Foundry) was to
support arts of every kind everywhere. Today the presence of
members is felt in Killington, in Vermont and spreads over a wide
area. Our artists and writers are contributing to the creative
texture of our state and beyond.
Five KAG members participated in the 18th Annual Green Mountain
Writers Conference in Tinmouth, recently. 30 plus writers attended,
some from as far away as Hawaii and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Participants are allowed 15 minutes to read and discuss their work.
Marguerite Jill Dye presented her book in progress on walking and
painting along the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile pilgrimage across
northern Spain. Betty A. Little read the opening pages of her new
book, "Letters from Korea" based on love letters she received from
Airman John J. Little, who was for most of one year part of the
Target Section of the 67 Rec. Tech Sq. at Kimpo Airbase. Green
Mountain writers gave the work high marks and urged the author to
keep writing. Ann Day returned to the conference to give some of
her humorous poetry. She always contributes useful comments to
other writers and adds to the lively discussions in workshops. Day
and Little were among the longest attending participants.
Patsy Zedar hung her photographs and paintings on the conference
wall, took pictures of activities and attendees and received
compliments for her talents in the kitchen. She showed her work in
the Wayne County (PA) Arts Alliance Art Studio Tour this summer and
in October at the Wayne County Public Library.
In some ways GMW's is a conversation that never seems to end
between instructors and participants, and between participants
themselves. It starts with a friend saying "hello." The KAG artists
and writers always make big contributions.
The Poetry Society of Vermont is holding its first regional
meeting to read and discuss poetry at the Gables in Rutland - "PSOV
Reads" on Sat. Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lauren Wilder and Ars
Poetica, Donna Martin, and members of the Friday Night program in
Chittenden, and Mary Crowley and the Chaffee writers are among the
local poets invited to attend. Betty A. Little is coordinating the
program, call 786-9920 or visit killingtonartsguild.org.