Francois Clemmons and Phoebe Stone share stories from their memoirs

MIDDLEBURY — Two Middlebury artists, known for their work in painting, opera, TV and children’s books, will read from and discuss their memoirs-in-progress on Tuesday, March 12, 7 p.m., at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Readings will be followed by an audience Q&A and a reception in the Jackson Gallery — downstairs in the theater. Presented by New England Review, where both writers have recently published excerpts from their new work, and Town Hall Theater. Free and open to the public.
Phoebe Stone is a painter, poet, and author of seven novels for young adults — most recently “Romeo Blue and The Boy on Cinnamon Street” — and three picture books, including “When the Wind Bears Go Dancing.” Stone grew up in Vermont, in a family of poets and novelists, and has spent most of her life painting and writing. Before concentrating on creating books for children and young adults, she had a successful career as a fine art painter and exhibited her work in many museums and galleries all around New England and New York City. She is presently working on a series of memoir/short stories for a book.
François Scarborough Clemmons is an actor, activist, and writer who had a long career as an opera singer, performing with the New York City Opera, Cincinnati Opera, and more. He created and played the role of Officer Clemmons on the children’s TV show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and founded and directed the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble. He was Alexander Twilight Artist in Residence at Middlebury College from 1997 to 2013, where he directed the Martin Luther King Spiritual Choir. He is currently working on a series of children’s books and a memoir, “DivaMan: My Life in Song.”
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