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’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

January Newsletter

Stories and News From Magic Hill January 2019  Vol.2, Issue 10 Greetings 2019 My New Year’s resolutions are just that… high hopes for a resolution to the bipolar weather patterns… Read More

An Open Letter to the Vermont Legislature

Dear Legislators, First, thank you all for your willingness to serve your constituents and all Vermonters. You are appreciated by most of us. But please remember, you serve both the… Read More

Children and Families

The nation was appalled by televised scenes on America’s southern border of ICE forcibly separating children from their parents after a Justice Department ruling that to do so was legal… Read More

December Newsletter

Stories and News From Magic Hill December 2018  Vol.1, Issue 9 December Will the premature arrival of snow this fall teach me anything? Yet again, I’m annoyed by the snowfall’s… Read More

Our Atlanta Family Wedding

We just attended a family wedding in Atlanta. And it was the kind of rare family event that stays with one for a lifetime. Not only a joyous commitment of… Read More

Don’t medicate grief

Recently, the leader of a major eastern university observed that twenty-five per cent of his incoming class this year is on some form of prescribed psychotropic medication for ADHD, depression,… Read More