Our Space

Most of our events take place in our new space in the Hooker Dunham Building in downtown Brattleboro. The address is 139 Main Street. Walk down the alley, through the glass doors, and through the Catherine Dianich Gallery. That said, not all of our events meet there. Be sure to check EVENTS for specific locations.


You can follow on Instagram at @wordhousebrattleboro or be in touch via the contact from below.


Who We Are

Word House was founded by Robin MacArthur in 2018. We are in the process of gathering an advisory board and expanding our breadth, offerings and vision. Thanks for being a part of this emerging project!

photo by Tyler Gibbons

photo by Tyler Gibbons

Founder/Director: Robin MacArthur is the author of two books of fiction (HALF WILD and HEART SPRING MOUNTAIN) and is the editor of CONTEMPORARY VERMONT FICTION. Her work has been translated into French, has won the PEN NEW ENGLAND award for fiction, has twice been a finalist for the New England Book Award, and has appeared in many journals and newspapers. She has taught at Vermont College of Fine Arts’ MFA in Writing & Publishing program, The Governor’s Institute for the Arts, Union Institute & University, and in many independent programs & settings. Robin has lived most of her life in the Brattleboro area and has served on the boards of several non-profits and arts organizations.

Advisors & Facilitators:

Photo by Daryl Burtnett

Photo by Daryl Burtnett

Miciah Bay Gault. Miciah’s debut novel Goodnight Stranger is forthcoming with HarperCollins in 2019. Her fiction and essays have appeared in Tin HouseThe SunAgniThe Southern ReviewThe Literary Review, and in the anthology Contemporary Vermont Fiction. Miciah was the editor of Hunger Mountain at Vermont College of Fine Arts for nine years, and she now coordinates the Vermont Book Award and teaches in VCFA’s MFA in Writing & Publishing program. She lives in Montpelier with her husband and three children.


Desmond Peeples. Desmond Peeples‘ writing has appeared in Five [Quarterly], Big Bridge, Goreyesque, and elsewhere, and they are the founding editor of Mount Island. Desmond was born and lives still in Vermont, and they are an MFA candidate at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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