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

Beauty, Eroticism, Sexuality, and Pornography

Michelangelo’s David courtesy of BBC Media When I was young and in search of the facts of life, there was no discernible pornography. The closest we ever got was a book we… Read More

A New Asylum for our Communities

The Weeks School Girls’ Dorm When I was young growing up in Morrisville, there were certain institutions that were invoked largely in an effort to ensure that we behaved. One… Read More

Do UVM Medical Center or its Parent UVM Health Network Continue to Deserve their tax-exempt Status?

  During my long life, I’ve chaired 13 statewide nonprofit organizations, including the former Fletcher Allen Hospital, and served as a trustee on nine others. The first was the Vermont… Read More

Patient – Observer

  I’ve written much about the state of healthcare in the nation and here in Vermont. As a former chair of then-Fletcher Allen Health Care some 20 years ago, a… Read More

The Moral Determinants of Learning

Photo By Glenn Russell of VTDigger.org Dr. Donald Berwick’s Moral Determinants of Health, presents the fundamental tenets of sound healthcare policy. It looks beyond healthcare infrastructure, such as providers, clinics… Read More

Comments to BCBS Annual Board Meeting; Woodstock Inn 062123

Thank you for the opportunity to talk with you today, I will use a portion of my time to raise what I feel are the key issues in healthcare today… Read More

The Arts: Back to Bohème?

Arts and culture are not exempt from the continuing concentration of great, if not excessive, wealth among fewer and fewer people while the number of poor only grows. Orchestra seats… Read More

Comments at Jim Morse’s Celebration of Life

We’re grateful to be here today to honor the memory of a dear friend and an extraordinary human being. I won’t replay for you Jim’s pioneering resume in Vermont and… Read More

Camping, Daycare, Early Education?

  Image Courtesy of Oregon Public Broadcasting With the second highest per capita homeless rate in the nation, the legislature ended, as of July, current state funding for providing hotel/motel… Read More

Vermont Needs a Human Library

  Image Couresty of the Human Library.org The Human Library movement has been with us since 2000. Human libraries have opened on six continents, with libraries in Louisiana and Indiana… Read More

Education or Childcare?

    In the final moments of this legislative session, the legislature passed H.217, in which a combination of revenue resources will inject $130M a year into Vermont’s struggling childcare… Read More