Korongo hosts writing workshops in Randolph, Vermont. Our mission: to help unpublished writers find their voice and to build community through writing. Our work has been exhibited at the Vermont Folklife Center and the Vermont State House and recognized by the Vermont Historical Society.
—Patrick Texier and Sara Tucker
Free Writing Workshops
Since 2008 we have offered a steady stream of free writing workshops through the Randolph Senior Center, Kimball Library, the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation, Gifford Retirement Community, and other community organizations.
The Korongo Blog
Our blog exists to help emerging writers gain experience in social media, find their unique voice, and advance a writing project. Bethel resident Mary Anderson, aka Mary Badass, posted daily on the Korongo blog as she hiked the Continental Divide Trail in 2021 and toured all 251 Vermont towns by bicycle.
Our workshops have ushered into print dozens of memoirs, cookbooks, poetry collections, children's stories, and local histories. Among the books we've edited are:
My Annie / Barbara Campbell (2009)
An Ordinary Woman / Ruth Demarest Godfrey (2010)
Riding in the Rumbleseat / D'Ann Fago (2011)
A Greek Journey With Fork and Pen / Georgia Cone and Elizabeth Songster (2012)
A Woman’s Legacy / Dr. Lydia English (2012)
My Bring Up / Shirly Hook (2019)
A Provençale Childhood / Mireille Davis Texier
Farming: An Autobiography / Harry Cooley (2020)
Little Birds / Theresa Bryant (2021)
Half a Lifetime / John Jackson (2021)
Anthologies and Collections
In 2020 and 2021 we published two collections of writing, art, and photography produced by Vermonters during the pandemic. Our other anthologies include The Hale Street Gang series by members of the Randolph Senior Center and Toward the Glimmer: Stories and Essays by the Korongo Writers Group.