Tag Archives: Writers Conference

Overview of Horace Greeley Writers Conference by Catherine Oliverio

An inspirational Horace Greeley Writer’s Conference held Sat., Oct. 15, proved to be a successful forum for all in attendance. What better way to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Greeley’s birth and a day filled with dynamic writing? Linda Nye Knowlton, president of the Horace Greeley Foundation made opening remarks and introduced the presenters. Two […]

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Horace Greeley Writer’s Conference

Here’s what’s inside…over view of conference by Catherine Oliverio, news stories by attendees on talk by Mickey Rapkin and video of Ann Duncan and a picture of Mickey Rapkin with Linda Nye Knowlton

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Mickey Rapkin by Linda Nye Knowlton

“Take a leap of faith” is what  Mickey Rapkin, keyote speaker at the Horace Greeley Writers’ Conference told the group on Saturday! Having a job as Senior Editor of GQ Magazine was prestigious, but did not totally fulfill his dream as a successful writer. Mickey, who is from New York City, graduated cum laude from […]

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The Pitch-Perfect Geek

By Burnham Holmes   “I refused to let this be the last time I ever wrote a book, the end of the story,” said Mickey Rapkin to an audience of 20 at the Horace Greeley Writers’ Conference at the Poultney Methodist Church on Main Street on Saturday, October 15th.   Rapkin, a 2000 graduate of […]

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Mickey Rapkin by Cori Rail

Mickey Rapkin, author of Pitch Perfect and Theater Geek, was the keynote speaker at the 2011 Horace Greeley Writers’ Conference in Poultney this past weekend. His message to those who aspire to be published: “believe in yourself.” Rapkin recounted his journey to become a writer and told how he overcame several self-imposed detours along the […]

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Mickey Rapkin by Joanna Tebbs Young

“Banging [his] head against the ceiling” actually worked out pretty well for New York City author of Pitch Perfect and Theater Geek, Mickey Rapkin. As Rapkin told participants at the Horace Greeley Writers’ Conference on Saturday, October 15 in Poultney, VT, he could never quite believe what was happening as his life took twists and […]

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Poultney High School News

National Honors Society On Friday, Oct. 22, the PHS chapter of the National Honors Society (NHS) participated in a community service project at the senior center. Under the guidance of Mary Thomas, executive director of the Young at Heart Senior Center, the group of students raked leaves around the center’s property. NHS will accomplish a number of […]

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The Horace Greeley Writers’ Conference

The eighth annual Horace Greeley Writers’ Conference was a great success! It was held on Oct. 23 in Poultney and sponsored by the Horace Greeley Foundation. The conference began with a Greeley oration by President Linda Knowlton and followed with a theater showing of a Greeley documentary created by former Poultney Elementary School sixth-graders, who […]

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2014 Washington County Fair Guide

Classifieds 08/20/14

Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]