The writers’ lounge hosts the last session | Community News

PUTNEY — The Putney Public Library Writers’ Fair has been going on all winter and will reach its final session on Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. This session will feature the work of Sarah Cooper-Ellis and Sylvie Weil.

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The series host is Toni Ortner who lives in Putney. She had 26 books published by small presses. The most recent are “Daybooks I” and “Daybooks II” published by Deerbrook Editions and “Daybooks III” by Ardent Writer Press. “Blue Lyrics” will be published by Adelaide Books next year. Toni is vice president of Write Action, a nonprofit group that supports writers in southern Vermont, particularly the Brattleboro area.

The authors of the Salon de Mars are Sarah Cooper-Ellis and Sylvie Weil.

Sarah Cooper-Ellis is the author of the novel “Landing”, a belated love story set in the landscape and culture of a small town in Vermont. She has been active in the Southern Vermont and Pioneer Valley writing community, appearing in readings and print for Write Angles, Write Action, The Commons and the Daily Hampshire Gazette in addition to scholarly publications.

She holds a master’s degree in biology from Smith College. She studied writing at Smith, Sarah Lawrence, University of Massachusetts and Lesley College.

She is working on a memoir of death and dying, tentatively titled “Letters to Dearie: The Way We Say Goodbye”. She lives in Putney with her border collie Hep.

Sylvie Weil grew up in Paris, France, and graduated in Classics and French Literature from the Sorbonne. She is the author of several books of adult fiction and a series of three novels for young adults.

She has published numerous short stories in several literary journals in France. Her play entitled “Uneroue de moto dans le salon” was performed in Paris, Théâtre Daniel Sorano in March 1994 and again at the Théâtre de la Huchette in October 2005. She divides her time between New York, Marlboro, Vt., and Paris .

The books translated in the United States are: “My Guardian Angel”, Scholastic, 2004; “The Mirror of Elvina”, The Jewish Publication Society, 2009; “At home with André and Simone Weil”, Northwestern University Press, 2010 and Selfies, London, 2019.

This event is free and open to the public.