‘Bernie’s Mitten Maker’ speaks at Pierson Library

Jen Ellis, author of “Bernie’s Mitten Maker,” is coming to Shelburne’s Pierson Library on Thursday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m.

Ellis was a teacher and crafter when the mittens she sewed for Sen. Bernie Sanders became the inspiration for millions of memes. Originally from South Portland, Maine, Ellis’s teaching career spanned nearly two decades in public schools in North Carolina and Vermont.

She is a songwriter, beekeeper and still sews the occasional pair of mittens for local nonprofit fundraisers. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Vermont.

This is Ellis’s debut publication. She lives in Vermont with her wife and daughter.

Books and mittens will be available to buy.

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