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Rutland-area playwright is "star" of annual writing contest

For the fifth year, Vermont Actors' Repertory Theatre will present the winners of the "Nor'Eastern Playwrights' Contest". The staged reading Showcase of the three winning plays will be held Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Brick Box at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland.

Burnham Holmes of the Rutland area lived in Manhattan for 25 years, working in publishing and teaching at the School of Visual Arts. He has taught at Green Mountain College and now teaches at Castleton State College, receiving the Castleton State College Endowed Part-Time Faculty Award for 2009.

Burnham has written 16 books on subjects as varied as the army, baseball, the Bill of Rights, biographies, a ghost story, medicine, sports, and television. A former member of a poetry performance troupe, he has also acted in 20 plays.

Read more in the next issue of the Green Mt. Outlook

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