Rochester is a town in Windsor County, of the "Eastern Vermont Gateway" region, and home to the Quarry Hill Creative Center, Vermont's oldest alternative living community.
Nestled in a remote area of the Green Mountains, Rochester has the largest amount of land in Windsor County, with over 36,000 acres. A plethora of hiking and biking trails, along with its proximity to several ski mountains, make this town a mecca for outdoor activities.
Rochester was one of thirteen Vermont towns isolated by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011.
Some notable people of the area include: William Wildman Campbell, a congressman from Ohio; Jeremiah Ingalls, an early American composer; and James Whitcomb, a senator & governor of Indiana.
On Sunday, July 31, at 4:00 p.m. Erika Schmidt introduces her show with an artist’s talk, followed at 5:30 by novelist Susan Choi and poet Peg Boyers reading from their work in the Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series 2016. Choi, the author of four novels, has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award; she teaches at Yale. Boyers has published three poetry collections and resides in Saratoga, New York, where she co-edits with her husband the literary magazine Salmagundi. She teaches at Skidmore College. Pizza will be available after the Reading.