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

Summer Festival 2016

                                                  August 6, 2016                                                                                        

The PSOV 46th Annual Poetry Summer Festival will be held at Knoll Farm in Fayston, in the Mad River Valley, Vermont on August 6 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. There will be an Executive Council meeting in the barn at 9:00 for an hour. Please be prompt.


At 10:00 to 12:30 there will be writing workshop upstairs in the barn led by Gary Margolis from Cornwall, VT. Those of you who have attended his workshops know well his leadership in poetry and compassion. Gary is the author of several books of poetry, including his latest, Runner Without a Number.  Gary will read from this collection of poems during the afternoon read-around in the barn. For the workshop bring pads of paper or notebooks and pen/pencil. Gary will provide the prompts for writing.


PSOV members as well as newcomers must all register for the Writing Workshop by August 1 with Will Meyer at mbemeyer@sover.net or at 802-394-7784.  There is a limit of 25 participants for the morning Writing Workshop. There will be a fee of $10 for non-PSOV members attending the Workshop.

Lunch is 12:30 to 1:30. Please bring your own picnic lunch. There will be dessert, watermelon and beverages provided.  Sweet Pea Health Foods is a good place for sandwiches and soups.


We will have a short remembrance for our dear member, Miriam (Mim) Herwig, who passed away on May 29, 2015 at 91. During her long membership in PSOV she was president, on the Council, published The Mountain Troubadour and was responsible for naming Bill Mundell as Poet Laureate of the PSOV.


The 46th Annual Poetry Reading in the Barn will be held from 1:30 to 3:30. Bring a poem or two to read, either your own or a favorite poet. Or just come to listen. The public is welcome, so come and bring fellow lovers of poetry.



Directions: From the north, take Rte100 from Waterbury south through Waitsfield. One mile south of the village, just before the junction of Rte17 and Rte100, turn right onto Bragg Hill Road. Drive straight up hill (paved road) 1/2 mile. You will see a red barn and a sign for Knoll Farm. Park in the area designated by signs. If you need help ask someone at the farm.  If needed, we will have some one park your car.


From the south, take Rte100 north through Granville, bypass Warren, to just after Rte17. As Rte100 curves right, turn left onto Bragg Hill Road and proceed up the hill as directed above.