Brattleboro Words Project


From Abenaki petroglyphs to the first known African American poet, legendary characters like the infamous T. P. James, and Nobel laureates Saul Bellow and Jody Williams, many have shaped our cultural landscape and made this region a hub for literary icons, influencers, and storytellers.

Welcome to the Brattleboro Words Trail.

*Special thanks to all the incredibly talented and generous volunteers and supporters of the community-created Brattleboro Words Project, Brattleboro Words Trail, and Print Town: Brattleboro’s Legacy of Words, a richly illustrated book written by 32 local authors and published by Vermont Historical Society. Trailblazers, Leaders, and Audio Production Team