Vermont Humanities

Joanna Tebbs Young

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Joanna Tebbs Young is the author of the award-winning biography of Lilian Baker Carlisle and has both a memoir and personal essay collection in the works. She holds a BA in History, an MA in Transformative Language Arts, and is currently an MFA-Creative Nonfiction student at Goddard College. A writing coach since 2009, Joanna is also a facilitator for Vermont Humanities and teaches online for the Transformative Language Arts Network. Historical articles written during her time as columnist and feature writer for the Rutland Reader can be found at She lives in Rutland with her husband and two teenagers.

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Series Led by Joanna Tebbs Young

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Gilded Age: Then and Now

This series starts with the 1893 Columbian Exposition and continues through the Gilded Age. Three novels and a narrative history illustrate that spectacular time period in ways that in turn illuminate our own era.

Vermont Humanities*** July 31, 2020