For those who missed it, here's a rundown of our January Program Highlights:
ANNE GALLOWAY: DIGITAL JOURNALISM AT VTDIGGER.ORG
Anne Galloway is editor and co-publisher of VTDigger.org, and exectutive director of the Vermont Journalism Trust. She has been a reporter and editor for more than seventeen years, serving as editor of the Sunday Rutland Herald and Barre Times Argus, and contributing to the Hardwick Gazette, Barton Chronicle, and Seven Days. Her reporting has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, Vermont Life, and City Pages (Minnealpolis). Sh is a member of the Investigative Reporters and Editors. She and her husband live in Hardwick.
Galloway will talk about the creation and workings of VTDigger.org, a statewide news website covering state government, politics, consumer affairs, business and public policy. VTDigger.org is a project of The Vermont Journalism Trust, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The site reports an average of 90,000 unique or individual readers each month, with pageviews exceeding 300,000 a month.
Galloway will talk about the changing face of news in the digital world and answer questions about the viability of online journalism.
CHRIS TEBBETTS: WHOSE LINE IS IT , ANYWAY? ON GHOST WRITING, CO-WRI TING, AND JUST PLAIN WRITING-WRITING
What are the differences between writing for someone, writing with someone, and writing alone? How are they the same? With a look at his own experience doing all three, New York Times bestselling (co-)author Chris Tebbetts will discuss the unique and not-so-unique aspects of combining multiple visions, voices, and perspectives into one narrative.
Chris Tebbetts is the author and co-author of several books for young readers. Titles include the young adult novel M OR F? (Razorbill, 2005, with Lisa Papademetriou), as well as three middle grade series: THE VIKING (Puffin, 2003); MIDDLE SCHOOL (Little Brown, 2011-2014, with James Patterson; illustrated by Laura Park); and STRANDED (Puffin, 2013, with Jeff Probst). The latter two include four New York Times best sellers on the middle grade fiction list. 2014 releases will include MIDDLE SCHOOL: SAVE RAFE! and the beginning of a second cycle in the STRANDED series.
Chris is a native of Yellow Springs, Ohio and a graduate of Northwestern University. He comes to writing by way of too much television as a child, a college major in film produc-tion, and several years in NYC as a starving theater artist. He lives in Hinesburg with his husband and is currently in the market for a puppy, which he feels sure will help him get a lot of writing done.
SONG-WRITING WITH JON GAILMOR
Jon's presentation will include discussion of the things that inspire his creations and a look at his songwriting process. He'll talk about how lyrics are born and demonstrate how they're married to melody. League members will to compose a collective ditty with Jon, whetting our appetites for a full-fledged workshop he's planning with the League later this year.
Jon Gailmor was born in New York City and "failed to grow up" in Philadelphia. He sang through high school in Connecticut and the University of Pennsylvania. His talks of his pivotal journey in 1971, when for seven months, he hitchhiked through 14 countries and entertained tourists in French, Italian, and Greek cafes.
Back home, he performed in venues from schools, colleges, resorts, and folk clubs to prisons, hospitals, and conferences. He has now sung all over the world. Jon also conducts residencies and workshops for students, pre-school through college, and helps companies and organizations create their own music. He has been honored as an “Extraordinary Ver-monter” by the governor, received the Mayor’s Peace Prize in Burlington, and was awarded a Silver Citation by the Vermont Arts Council. Jon has toured with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and has released 7 albums. He lives with with his family and other creatures among the 800 souls of Elmore, VT.