Middlebury Vermont, settled after the Revolutionary War, is the largest community in Addison County and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. John Deere, inventor of the world's first steel moldboard plow, apprenticed at a blacksmith's shop in Middlebury, and there is a historic marker commemorating his achievement. Middlebury is home to the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History and the internationally recognized Middlebury College, as well as Otter Creek, the longest river in Vermont.
In 2010, Yankee Magazine, listed several Vermont towns in their slideshow of "Top 25 Foliage Towns in New England," including Middlebury, Vermont!
Middlebury and Middlebury College host many events throughout the year, including the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert and Fireworks and the week-long Festival on the Green.
Fun Fact: A shot of the Waybury Inn in East Middlebury was used in the opening of the TV series "Newhart."
Birthplace of: Gabriel Mann (born 1972), actor & former model; Patricia Ross (born 1959), cross country skier; Patty Sheehan (born 1956), professional golfer.
New England Review and the Middlebury College Program in Creative Writing Program are pleased to present new writing faculty Megan Mayhew Bergman and Spring Ulmer, who will read from their fiction and essays. Books will be available for signing, and light refreshments will be served. Megan Mayhew Bergman, joining the Creative Writing faculty this year in fiction, is the author of Almost Famous Women, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, and Indigo Run. She is a regular columnist for The Guardian, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Best American Short Stories, and other publications. She was a fellow at the American Library in Paris and now directs Middlebury’s Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference. Spring Ulmer, who joined the Creative Writing faculty last fall with a specialty in nonfiction, is the author of Benjamin's Spectacles, The Age of Virtual Reproduction, and the forthcoming Bestiality of the Involved. She lives in Essex, New York, with her son André.