Robert Frost reading and discussion at the Writers’ Barn in Shelburne Feb. 18

Peter Gilbert

Peter Gilbert

Join Vermont Humanities Council Executive Director Peter Gilbert for a lively discussion about one of America’s most beloved poets: Robert Frost.  Gilbert has been Robert Frost’s literary executor since 1992, and in honor of the 50th anniversary of Frost’s death, he will discuss Frost’s participation in President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inauguration, the last several months of his life, and several winter poems. On Monday, Feb. 18, from 7-8:30 pm, come in from the cold and enjoy this free and stirring workshop.

Robert Frost is most highly regarded for his command of speech and realistic depictions of rural life.  He had the honor to win four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.  Over the course of forty years, Frost taught at the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College and drew much of his inspiration from the Green Mountain State, eventually becoming Vermont’s official poet laureate in 1961.

Peter Gilbert is the author of “I Was Thinking…Travels in the World of Ideas,”a collection of Vermont Public Radio commentaries on topics ranging from history to literature and language to philosophy. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Georgetown University Law Center, and the University of Virginia, he was Senior Assistant to the President and Associate Provost at Dartmouth College.

Copies of Gilbert’s book, “I Was Thinking…”will be available for purchase and signing at the workshop.

Please contact or call 985-3091 to register, as space is limited.

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