Putney Library’s writers salon continues with Sarah Cooper-Ellis, Sylvie Weil

PUTNEY — The Putney Public Library's Writers Salon will host its last session on Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. and will feature the work of Sarah Cooper-Ellis and Sylvie Weil.

The host for the series is Putney resident Toni Ortner, the author of 26 books published by small presses. Most recent are Daybooks I and II by Deerbrook Editions and Daybooks III by Ardent Writer Press. Blue Lyrics will be published by Adelaide Books next year. She is vice president of Write Action, a nonprofit group that supports writers in southern Vermont.

Sarah Cooper-Ellis is the author of the novel Landing, a late-life love story set in the landscape and culture of a small Vermont town. She has been active in the writing community of southern Vermont and the Pioneer Valley, appearing in readings and print for Write Angles, Write Action, The Commons, and the Daily Hampshire Gazette, in addition to scientific publications.

Cooper-Ellis holds a master's in biology from Smith College and has studied writing at Smith, Sarah Lawrence, the University of Massachusetts, and Lesley College. She is working on a memoir of death and dying, provisionally entitled Letters to Dearie: The Way We Say GoodBye. She lives in Putney with her border collie, Hep.

Sylvie Weil grew up in Paris and earned her degrees from the Sorbonne in classics and in French literature. She is the author of a number of works of fiction for adults and of a trilogy for young adults.

She has published a number of short stories in several literary magazines in France. Her play, entitled Une roue de moto dans le salon, was performed in Paris at the Théâtre Daniel Sorano in March l994 and again at the Théâtre de la Huchette in October 2005. She splits her time between New York, Marlboro, and Paris.

Email the library at [email protected] to get the Zoom link for this event, which is free and open to the public.