Jewish Federation Connecting with Community

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Robert Frost"

December 03, 2018 | 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Knesset Israel
16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community program presents "Robert Frost's Time in Shaftsbury, Vermont." Join Megan Mayhew Bergman, Director of the Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College, as she discusses why Robert Frost came to Shaftsbury, and what his time was like in the Stone House.

Megan will share some of his writings, collaborations, archives and letters. She will talk about what it's like to run a historic house museum in a contemporary era - why it is both challenging and important and what creative solutions keep it a vibrant place.

Megan Mayhew Bergman was raised in North Carolina and now lives on a small farm in Vermont. She serves as the Director of the Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College, and is also the Director of Middlebury's Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference. She studied anthropology at Wake Forest University, and completed graduate degrees at Duke University (MA) and Bennington College (MFA). She's had fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and the American Library in Paris. The Fellowship of Southern Writers awarded her the Garrett Award for Fiction in April 2015.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.

For More Information

Phone: 413-442-4360, ext. 15
Email: [email protected]
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