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

Vermont Leaning Forward: The Vermont Problem – Solutions Wiki

“We have moved from a relatively slow pace of change to an exponential rate. The rate of technological change is estimated to double every decade. Thus, so much is happening… Read More

Beefers

“My girls… I dunno their names anymore. They’se like soft machines now. Livin’ in a free-stall barn, never seein’ my old overgrown pastures, eatin’ stuff delivered to my silos every… Read More

Palliative Care

Palliative Care I loved Ronnie once and still do but it’s hardly about love, is it? It’s about redemption… mine, not his. He’s past redemption and he’ll be dead soon… Read More

It’s Time to Close the Women’s Prison in South Burlington

It’s time to close the Women’s Prison in South Burlington. As the legislature and the Dept. of Corrections consider how to repatriate the Vermont prisoners housed in Mississippi, several legislators… Read More

March Newsletter

Stories and News From Magic Hill March 2019   Spring is in the Air As Buddha peaks through the snow to see what March will bring, we feel the stirring of… Read More

Aging with Grace

Astonishing what we learn from others when we listen… I was talking with a friend only a few years younger who offered a suggestion that in my self-absorption had never… Read More

Vermont’s Forgotten History of Racial Bigotry

It’s hard for a veteran opinion writer to admit confusion. But the recent chaos in Virginia has humbled this writer and it has nothing to do with politics. Growing up… Read More

February Newsletter from Magic Hill

Stories and News From Magic Hill February 2019   Share The Ultimate Love Story During the month of February, I am offering an autographed copy of Lila & Theron at the publisher’s price… Read More

The Coming College Storm

My private college tuition in 1968 was $2,800, 50 years later it’s $50,000. Meanwhile, state support for public colleges has diminished and educational value has changed both for better and… Read More

Town Meeting: It’s Time to Ban Plastic Bags

All of the plastic manufactured since Bakelite debuted during the Depression still litters the earth. The world is choking on an invention that’s barely a century old. Today, shoppers worldwide… Read More

Vermont: The Forest for the Trees

As one who’s never served in political office, I often remind myself how easy it is to opine with impunity about what’s right and wrong with our state and national… Read More

Economic Development: We can do better.

In a recent VTDigger piece, Secretary of Commerce and Community Development, Mike Schirling, highlighted actions his agency has taken to make a positive impact on Vermont’s previously lackluster economic development… Read More