Bill Schubart

Bill Schubart has lived with his family in Vermont since 1947. Educated locally and at Exeter, Kenyon, and the University of Vermont. He is fluent in French language and culture, which he taught before entering communications as an entrepreneur. He co-founded Philo Records and is the author of the highly successful Lamoille Stories (2008), a collection of Vermont tales. His bibliography includes three short story collections and four novels. His latest novel Lila & Theron is distributed by Simon and Schuster recently won a Benjamin Franklin Silver Award at the Independent Book Publishers for popular fiction. He has served on many boards and currently chairs the Vermont College of Fine Arts, known for its writing programs. He speaks extensively on the media and the arts, and writes about Vermont in fiction, humor, and opinion pieces. He is also a regular public radio commentator and blogger. He is the great, great nephew of the renowned photographer Alfred Stieglitz and lives in Vermont, with his wife Katherine, also a writer.

Bill Schubart's Posts

“The Affordability Agenda”

On its surface, the term “affordability agenda” makes sense, until we examine the politics behind it. A recent feature article in England’s Guardian headlined, “Unhoused children are at high risk… Read More

Bill Schubart comments at Press Release for primary care & mental health bill – Jan 26, 2023 – VT Statehouse

In healthcare policy, Vermont must reset its priorities  ̶  either fund hospitals or the healthcare of Vermonters. Yes, they are intertwined but not an either/or  choice as some hospitals would… Read More

Gravel Slalom and Roads Scholarship

    A driver navigates ruts on Texas Hill Road in Hinesburg March 21, 2022. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger It’s only January and the annual back-roads slalom season has begun… Read More

January Thaw or Apocalyptic Warning?

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My New Year’s Wish for Vermont

I don’t want any one thing in the New Year but rather a new way of understanding leadership and governing from our executive, legislative, and judiciary branches. I don’t have… Read More

Happy Birthday Vermont Council on World Affairs ! You are the gift.

              Maryem Guaali                                           … Read More

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: Prevent Private Equity from investing in Vermont Nonprofit Healthcare, Journalism, and Corrections

    The incursion of private-equity investors(PE) into nonprofit healthcare, journalism, and corrections is doing untold societal and economic damage in the service of high-speed profiteering. Private equity investors, usually… Read More

Free Speech: From Core Values to Current Debates by UVM’s Tom Sullivan and Leslie Niehoff

    I’m reading former UVM President Thomas Sullivan’s new book, Free Speech: From Core Values to Current Debates, written in collaboration with Leonard Niehoff of University of Michigan Law… Read More

A Model for Vermont Healthcare

Health Center, Plainfield, VT The Vermont healthcare system, infrastructure, and vision are broken, and Vermonters of all economic strata are the losers. The soul of the system is fine if… Read More

Comments to Copley Board Strategic Planning Meeting: Trapp Lodge 102822

Background: I grew up 500 feet from the original 1932 Copley Hospital. I had my tonsils and appendix removed there by Doctor Phil Goddard, our family doc, and he set… Read More

How Vermont’s Media Helps Keep the State Together by Bill McKibben in the New Yorker: A Riposte

Photo courtesy of UVM I have great respect for Bill McKibben. His clarity on humankind’s threats to the environment and his ability to draft an army of planet guardians is… Read More

Current Legislative Compensation Favors Privilege

  Two weeks ago I wrote about extending gubernatorial and legislative terms from two-year to four-year terms. Since then, good friend and revered former State Archivist Gregory Sanford sent me… Read More