Horace Greeley Writers Symposium
October 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
In its 15th year of offering the writers’ symposium, the non-profit Horace Greeley Foundation, funded through donations and proceeds from Symposium fees, is dedicated to promoting the writer’s trade and the spirit of public oration that was central to Greeley’s life.
What is perhaps equally central to our mission is preserving the sense of place and memory of life in a small New England village. Each year, we meet in those places where Greeley lived, worked, debated and voraciously read the books and journals that fed his intellectual curiosity.
This year’s symposium will be held on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at the United Baptist Church in East Poultney, VT from 9am-5pm. Speakers include Marilyn Johnston (Keynote), Joni Cole, Jackie Gordon, and Laird Christensen.
Saturday, October 21 – 9:00am-5:00pm
9:00-9:45 Registration & Coffee
10:15-11:45 Joni Cole
11:45-12 Coffee & Cider Break
12-1 Jackie Gordon
1-2:15 Lunch/Tour of Greeley House
2:15-3:30 Marilyn Johnston – Keynote
3:30-3:45 Coffee & Cider Break
3:45-4:45 Laird Christensen
4:45-5:00 Closing Comments
5:00 Open Mic
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.
The Horace Greeley House is located at 95 On The Green, East Poultney, Vermont
The Horace Greeley Foundation is funded through donations and proceeds from our annual conference fees. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting the writer’s trade and the spirit of public oration that was central to Greeley’s life. www.horacegreeleyfoundation.org