Special Events

 


Ruth Stone’s Vast Library of the Female Mind

On Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 PM, the Latchis Theatre and the Brattleboro Literary Festival present Vast Library of the Female Mind, at the Latchis 4. Ruth Stone read at the very first Brattleboro Literary Festival in 2002 in the same space, then the New England Youth Theatre. A  suggested donation of $10 will help support the continuing spirit of Vermont filmmakers.

Ruth Stone was a promising young poet, living an idyllic life with her beloved husband Walter Stone, a poet and professor when he died unexpectedly by suicide in 1959. Already a published poet with one book out titled In An Iridescent Time at the time of Walter’s death, Ruth found a way to continue writing while raising her three young daughters and teaching at various universities around the country as an itinerant poet.

Nora Jacobson’s film Ruth Stone’s Vast Library of the Female Mind chronicles Stone’s heroic life story as a poet, mother, and teacher in an hour and seventeen-minute long film that leaves its viewers inspired, enlightened, entertained, and uplifted. A visually beautiful film as well, Ruth Stone’s Vast Library of the Female Mind captures the rural grist of Stone’s heroic career, leaving no question as to why she has become both a Vermont and national treasure.

 

 

 

 


Ruth Stone in 2002, the year she read at the very first Brattleboro Literary Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruth with her daughters Phoebe and Abigail

 

 

 

 

 

Ruth Stone at her farm in Goshen, VT (drawing by her granddaughter Bianca Stone)