Writers Read with Saloma Miller Furlong

Where Seminary, Martin Chapel

Ticket Deadline Friday March 8, 2013 (-1599 days ago)

Duration 2 hours

Furlong grew up in an Amish community in Ohio. Driven by her desire for freedom and more formal education, she broke away from her community — not once, but twice. Furlong graduated from Smith College with a major in German Studies and a minor in Philosophy. Her education included research on the Amish with Dr. Donald Kraybill and a semester abroad in Germany, where she studied at the University of Hamburg and participated in children’s literature classes in which she wrote a children’s book in German. Furlong writes a blog, About Amish, has published a memoir titled Why I Left the Amish, and has published short stories and essays, including in Calyx; A Journal of Art and Literature by Women (1997) and in Vermont Voices III: An Anthology of Vermont Writers (1999). She is currently co-writing, with her husband, David, a sequal to her memoir titled The Amish Daughter and the Yankee Peddler. Saloma Miller Furlong’s website


Intended Audience General Public

Tags Intellectual Life, Arts, Admission_Display_Panel

Contact Information

Name Language & Literature Dept

Phone # 540.432.4168