Poet and essayist Dawn Potter is the author of a number of books, including Same Old Story and the forthcoming The Vagabond's Bookshelf. Potter directs the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching, held each summer at Robert Frost's home in Franconia, New Hampshire. She works as a visiting writer in the schools and as a freelance editor for literary and academic presses.
An essayist, novelist, and the former Poet Laureate of Maine, Wormser is the author of Unidentified Sighing Objects and The Road Washes Out in Spring: A Poet's Memoir of Living Off the Grid, among many others. Wormser received the Frederick Bock Prize from Poetry and the Kathryn A. Morton Prize along with fellowships from Bread Loaf, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He founded the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching and also the Frost Place Seminar.
Founded in 1985, the Town House Forum has brought more than sixty luminaries to Strafford for readings and conversations, including playwright Arthur Miller, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, governors Madeline Kunin and Howard Dean, activist-authors Grace Paley and William Sloane Coffin, filmmaker John Sayles, poet Jane Hirshfield, novelists Russell Banks and Sue Miller, and five of Vermont’s Poet Laureates.
The Town House of Strafford, Vermont is located on the Common. This event is free and open to the public.