Author tells the story of Burlington Vermont Historian

Author Joanna Tebbs Young will visit Phoenix Books Burlington on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. to talk about her new book, “Lilian Baker Carlisle: Vermont Historian, Burlington Treasure.”

Author Joanna Tebbs Young

Carlisle, who lived in Burlington at the end of her life, was a champion for equality and the environment, a politician and preservationist, a woman ahead of her time.

Tebbs Young’s book is based on the scrapbooks Carlisle kept from 1925 to 2006. She worked as an assistant to Electra Havemeyer Webb of Shelburne Museum.

Tebbs Young, who lives in Rutland, has a master’s degree in transformative language arts from Goddard College and trained through the Center for Journal Therapy. She conducts writing workshops, coaches writers, writes a column and writes essays and a blog.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vermont Foodbank. A $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of the Tebbs Young book. Phoenix Books Burlington is at 191 Bank St. Information: or 448-3350.

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