Vermont Humanities

Elayne Clift

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Reading and Discussion

An award-winning writer, journalist, lecturer and writing workshop leader,  Elayne Clift’s work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Chronicle of Higher Education,, and numerous magazines, periodicals and anthologies. She is a regular columnist for several New England newspapers and a reviewer for The New York Journal of Books.

The author of two memoirs, two books of poetry, three short story collections, a travel memoir, and three edited anthologies, her poem “I Listen and My Heart is Breaking” was set to music and performed by the world-renowned a cappella group Sweet Honey n the Rock. A long-time Vermont Humanities discussion leader, she offers writing workshops at various venues ranging from conferences, libraries, and arts programs to the destination spa, Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico.

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Bennington, Rutland, Windham, Windsor

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Phone: (802) 869-2686

Series Led by Elayne Clift

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Booker Prize Winners

Established in 1968, England’s Booker Prize is awarded annually to a citizen of the U.K., the Commonwealth, Ireland, Pakistan, or South Africa who has written the year’s best novel according to a panel of critics, writers, and academics.

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Fleeing Dictatorship: Migration Stories of Cuban and Dominican Families

This series examines families displaced by the dictatorial regimes of Trujillo and Castro, exploring the complicated, ongoing relationships that those who come to the United States have with their home countries and cultures.

Vermont Humanities*** February 19, 2018