About

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Zig Zag Lit Mag is an arts + literature magazine for and by those who live, labor, or loiter in Addison County, Vermont.

Zig Zag was born of a conversation between Muir Haman and A. Jay Dubberly in the Bixby Library one afternoon. Both Muir and Jay had been running writing workshops with increasing interest since 2014, when it occurred to them—maybe other libraries have writing workshops. With all of this raw, publishable content under their noses, they set out to construct a platform for local writers.

For nearly three years Zig Zag has acted as that platform, with our motto, "Read Local. Write Local." at the helm of each issue. We have proudly published dozens of Addison County poets, writers, dramatists, photographers, artists, students, teachers, grandparents, mothers, sisters, brothers, kindergarteners . . . the list goes on.

We are so proud to be a part of this community, and aim to continue our goal of fostering a neighborhood of artists and writers.


Who we are:

  •  A. Jay Dubberly is a writer and educator living in the Little City. He teaches film and writing courses at various colleges throughout Vermont. His first novella is available through Vermont Book Shop.

  • Patrick Willwerth is a writer and educator living in the Little City. He is the father of two girls, and teaches writing and literature courses at Mt. Abe High School and Champlain College.

  • Keith A. Morrill is a former educator turned full-time father-of-three and professional editor, he is the founder of Little City Editing in Vergennes.

  • Trish Dougherty is a poet and staff member at Middlebury College. She is pursuing her post-graduate degree through Bread Loaf School of English and is a mother of two boys.