April 19 at 1:30 PM Richmond Free Library Bill Torrey is a woodsman, author, and storyteller whose family moved to Vermont in 1767. He spent his childhood roaming the fields and forests of his family’s farmstead, which led him to a forty-year career of working in the woods. By the time he was 19, he was working as a lumberjack earning eighty cents a tree and all the sawdust he could eat. In the fall of 2013, Bill retired from logging with most of his sanity and darn near all his fingers and toes. Bill has written for Northern Woodlands Magazine, the Burlington Free Press Writers Group, and Outdoors Magazine. His first book was released by Green Writers Press in the fall of 2016. Endorsed by Tom Bodett, Willem Lange and Bill Schubart, “The Ta Ta Weenie Club” is a collection of 21 stories of a kid growing up in rural Vermont during the sixties. Bill has won four NPR Moth StorySLAMS and has performed on The Moth Mainstage in Boston as well as the Vermont Folk Life Center, Middlebury College and the Vermont State House. He recently won the North Country Public Radio Black Fly Story Slam and was thus awarded the coveted Golden Fly Swatter.
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