Tag Archive for Dorset Vt.

Artists gather at the Marble House

Lara Palmquist usually works in a cabin without electricity, but on this sweltering afternoon she has set up a standing desk and a balance board in a quiet, spare studio room. She is beginning work on a novel set in Svalbard, in Norway, researching threads in the story that revolve around environmental science and her…

‘Dear Elizabeth’

Intermission at the Dorset Theatre Festival — I’m standing on marble under the porch rafters and hanging plants, candles lit on the wooden tables, and outside the eaves it’s pouring, a solid fall of water. It feels like an Elizabeth Bishopian time, tropical July in a Vermont quarry town with handwritten fire lane signs. “Hidden,…