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“Vast Library of the Female Mind:” the Life and Poetry of Ruth Stone

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March 2, 2022: 7:00 pm

Note: due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this talk will only be offered online, via Zoom. Advance registration is required for this event.

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Acclaimed Vermont poet Ruth Stone transformed her intense grief into poetry, using simple yet startling language. Nora Jacobson’s film “Vast Library of the Female Mind” provides an intimate look into Stone’s life and family. This screening will include panel discussion with Jacobson, former Vermont Poet Laureate Chard DeNiord, and a member of Ruth’s family.

The event will begin on Zoom. Attendees will be given a link to watch the film in its entirety. Once the film has completed, attendees are invited to rejoin the Zoom meeting to discuss the film with Nora Jacobson and Chard DeNiord.

About Nora Jacobson

Nora Jacobson is an award-winning independent filmmaker who writes and directs narrative films as well as documentaries. She is devoted to telling stories of women, place, justice, and diversity, and believes that filmmaking can promote social change by provoking meaningful discourse. Nora lives in Norwich.


Anne Commire Fund for Women in the Humanities

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Photo by LaVerne Harrell Clark, courtesy of The University of Arizona Poetry Center

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March 2, 2022
7:00 pm
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St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
1171 Main St
St Johnsbury, VT 05819 United States
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