Thursday July 6th Special Guest

ktphoto_170525_078a.jpgThe Book Lounge, where poets, writers, and readers mingle and lean into this beautiful profession.

The Book Lounge is curated by the editors of The Hopper literary magazine and Green Writers Press to foster a social community around the creative arts in southern Vermont in a central space, where all writers will be invited to participate.


This week, we have a special guest, Nancy Hayes Kilgore, whose upcoming novel entitled “Wild Mountain” will published October 1st by Green Writers Press.

Nancy Hayes Kilgore, a writer and psychotherapist, is the winner of the Vermont Writers Prize 2016. Her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her first novel, SEA LEVEL, was a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year. Formerly a parish pastor, Nancy leads workshops on writing and spirituality for clergy, therapists, and writers throughout the U.S. She lives in Vermont with her husband, a painter.  Find her online at

Nancy’s workshop at Book Lounge details: Writing With Spirit: Meandering

This evening we will focus on the conjunction of creative writing and spirituality.  Opening to our own inner creative spirit involves a letting go of the shoulds and rules to catch what Elizabeth Gilbert calls the ideas that are already floating around in the universe. They are within us too, and when we allow some inner space through quieting meditation, we can “meander” and let them arise.  Nancy will give a brief talk, lead a meditation, we will write from a prompt, and then discuss.

Contact host, Dede Cummings, for more information:, or at 802-380-1121