At one point Ferrisburgh resident Rowland Evans Robinson (1833-1900) was one of Vermont’s most beloved writers.

Dean Leary, of Charlotte, a longtime reader of Robinson’s work, will share knowledge about the writer and lead a discussion of Robinson’s nature, history and fiction writing, Tuesday, March 16, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Son of the abolitionists Rowland and Rachel Robinson, Rowland Evans Robinson turned to writing after a successful career as an illustrator when his eyesight began to fail. He went on to publish nine books during his lifetime; his family published four more, and from 1933 to 1937, Tuttle Press reprinted much of his work in a seven-set Rowland E. Robinson Centennial Edition. Robinson was a keen observer of nature, character and history, and wrote of all three.

Meant for those both new and familiar with the author, the program encourages those planning to attend to read selections of Robinson’s writing — available by emailing or calling the museum. All are encouraged to share their understanding of Robinson’s writing and their knowledge of him. Contact or 877 -3406.

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