Poetry Society of Vermont
founded in 1947
photo by Ann B. Day

Summer Festival 2018



 Our Summer Festival will be at Knoll Farm in Fayston on Saturday August 4, 2018. This year the PSOV Summer Festival will be held in the smaller barn at Knoll Farm. There will be people and signs to direct you to the venue, the red barn nearer to Bragg Hill. Directions to Knoll Farm are below.  

From 10:00 – 12:30 we will have a workshop led by Joni B. Cole. Bring pencils or pens and a pad of paper or notebook. A picnic on the lawn will take place from 12:30 - 1:30. Bring your own lunch. Dessert and beverage will be provided. The Poetry Reading in the smaller barn will be held from 1:30 -3:30.  Bring something to read (your own work or a favorite or two by another poet) or just come to listen. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP BEFOREHAND, so that we can give the workshop leader a realistic number of attendees.  Register with Laura Ellzey, lauraellezy@yahoo.com  There is no fee for the festival.  Prior to the workshop, there will be an Executive Council meeting from 8:30 – 9:30 in the Ann Day Nature Library, which is in the small barn.

Joni Cole has done many workshops around Vermont. Her book, Good NakedReflections on How to Write More, Write Better and Be Happier, is a guide to help us accomplish creativity in our writing.  Poets & Writers has called it one of the best books for writers.

Joni describes her Good Naked Workshop: Neither Rhyme nor Reason Required:

“What's more poetic (or fun) than writers gathering at a Vermont Farm to tap into their creativity and share their work? This workshop invites all to write from a prompt to see where it leads and what it inspires, be it poetry, prose, or simply the wonder of words on a page. Come, learn, share, and leave your self-doubts at the door.”

 Knoll Farm in Fayston, 700 Bragg Hill Road Waitsfield VT 05673

From I-89 and Middlesex, Route 2 east, south on 100B and 100,

or from Waterbury and I-89, Route 2 east, south on 100,

in Waitsfield turn right on Bragg Hill road just north of the Route 17 junction.


From Route 100 north, pass Route 17 on the left,

take an immediate left on Bragg Hill Road


From Bristol on Route 17 east via Appalachian Gap,

at the end of Route 17 turn left and north on Route 100,

take an immediate left on Bragg Hill Road


Parking will be on right in a field; from there follow signs and fellow poets to destination.