First Wednesdays Lecture Series begins October 5

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series kicks off its fifteenth season October 5 at nine sites statewide with a slate of renowned scholars, including Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson, former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins, NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio, Vermont author Katherine Paterson, and acclaimed Civil War historian David Blight.