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writing http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/523/all en Pop-up plays' offer a unique opportunity for writers http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502pop-plays-offer-unique-opportunity-writers <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Take six writers and give them 12 hours to write a 10-minute play. Include some random ingredients, some curveballs, and one line chosen by the public. The next day, grab a director and tons of actors, rehearse those shows and perform them that night at 7:30. That&rsquo;s &ldquo;Pop-Up Plays,&rdquo; popping up for the second year at Town Hall Theater on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. The whole event takes place in 24 hours, which makes it the freshest theater experience around.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28701">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502pop-plays-offer-unique-opportunity-writers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Town Hall Theater writing Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:08:21 +0000 Zach Despart 28701 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Clippings: Learning writing from old magazines http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410clippings-learning-writing-old-magazines <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Evan Johnson </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Everyone has habits, here&rsquo;s one of mine.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26194">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410clippings-learning-writing-old-magazines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion craft magazines Old Fashions storytelling Well-fitting suits writing Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:43:05 +0000 Evan Johnson 26194 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Alvarez awarded national arts honor in White House ceremony http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407alvarez-awarded-national-arts-honor-white-house-ceremony <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24752" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201407alvarez-awarded-national-arts-honor-white-house-ceremony"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/alvarez obama_0114.thumbnail.jpg" alt="alvarez obama_0114.jpg" title="alvarez obama_0114.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WEYBRIDGE WRITER JULIA ALVAREZ accepts congratulations from President Barack Obama on Monday during a White House ceremony where she received a National Medal of Arts. Photo by Bill Eichner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Phoebe Lewis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">WEYBRIDGE/WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; On Monday evening as local writer Julia Alvarez sat chatting with Michelle Obama at the White House, she tried to snap a photo of the First Lady to send to her family.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;I felt like a little hick with my eager little iPhone,&rdquo; Alvarez recalled with a laugh back at her Weybridge home on Tuesday.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24753">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407alvarez-awarded-national-arts-honor-white-house-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Weybridge Alvarez arts Featured Obama White House writing Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:05:08 +0000 Phoebe Lewis 24753 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Estabrook wins food writing 'Oscar' http://www.addisonindependent.com/201106estabrook-wins-oscar-food-writing <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-8096" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201106estabrook-wins-oscar-food-writing"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/barryestabrook4818.thumbnail.jpg" alt="barryestabrook4818.jpg" title="barryestabrook4818.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FOOD WRITER BARRY Estabrook of Vergennes recently won a James Beard Award for his blog on food policy and is awaiting the release next week of a new book. Independent photo/Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; For Vergennes writer Barry Estabrook, good things come in pairs.</p> <p> At the James Beard Award ceremony last month, Estabrook took top honors for his food policy blog, &ldquo;Politics of the Plate,&rdquo; and he&#39;s also preparing for the release on June 7 of his new book, &quot;Tomatoland.&quot;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8076">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201106estabrook-wins-oscar-food-writing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh awards Barry Estabrook food writing Thu, 02 Jun 2011 18:00:26 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 8076 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Mom's bedtime story made into book http://www.addisonindependent.com/201105moms-bedtime-story-made-book <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7883" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201105moms-bedtime-story-made-book"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/childrensbook8556.thumbnail.jpg" alt="childrensbook8556.jpg" title="childrensbook8556.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JOANNE WEBER, RIGHT, and her daughter Kendra Gratton collaborated on their first children’s book, “Flabby Rabbit,” based on a family bedtime story. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Kendra Weber Gratton was a toddler 45 years ago when she and her four brothers were first tucked into bed with her mom&rsquo;s story of &ldquo;Flabby Rabbit,&rdquo; who enlists the help of &ldquo;Squinty Squirrel&rdquo; and other forest friends in protecting &ldquo;Millie Robin&rsquo;s&rdquo; four eggs.</p> <p> Gratton and her siblings have since told that endearing tale of friendship to their own children.</p> <p> Now the family will be able to share that story with an even wider audience &mdash; the general public.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7861">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201105moms-bedtime-story-made-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts writing Mon, 09 May 2011 18:30:29 +0000 Andrew Stein 7861 at http://www.addisonindependent.com