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Annalisa Parent travels throughout Vermont, the US, and the world offering writing classes, workshops and retreats. She has worked with local businesses to offer day-long workshops for employee enrichment and local writing groups to present writing techniques. Interested in bringing a class to your workplace or group? Drop a line. ____________________________________________________________________________ Click here … [Read more…]
I submitted a story today to be included in an upcoming book on Rescue Cats. Would you read this story? What does it feel like to be a cat, alone on the streets, unrescued, unloved, unnamed? In a community where there are more stray animals than people, Mama Kitty faces the constant threat of other … [Read more…]
by Annalisa Parent www.annalisaparent.com I have a writer’s notebook. No, I do. It’s just that I haven’t yet gotten in the good habit of having it with me—all. the. time. So, of course, inspiration strikes when I’m at the grocery store, or at work, or in the car; and random notes get jotted down on … [Read more…]
What’s new this week at the writing salon? Dear Friends, First off, I want to say thanks for reaching out in a difficult time. Losing my cousin was a low moment, and it was so wonderful to receive your well wishes and words of support. Secondly, I wanted to let you know that this week … [Read more…]
More true Confessions: I’m kind of a history buff. Part of my love of history stems from my native curiosity (A good attribute so far as a writer!) and my ponderings on the origin of just about everything… like why do we celebrate Labor Day? As cool as it’s been my whole life to get … [Read more…]
In one of the most notable scenes of one of my all time favorite chic-flicks, Bridget Jones chides her love interest (So Austen-ly named Mr. Darcy) of making her feel like an idiot. “I already feel like an idiot most of the time anyway,” she says.Yeah, I get it. While I (thankfully) don’t slide down … [Read more…]
Thank you so much for joining! What do I bring? For Inspiration Sessions & For Consultations: : Just your lovely writing self and whatever you like to write with: pen & paper, laptop, etc. Where do I park? The office is located at 266 Main Street across from Edmunds school. (VCET, in the Fairpoint Building) Someone … [Read more…]
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In this workshop participants will investigate published memoir to see what makes the genre work. Participants will engage in in-class writing exercises and have the opportunity to conference with the instructor and their peers to get Gateless feedback on their own writing. 4 weeks Tuesdays 7-9 PM August 4- September 1 $165 What is Gateless? … [Read more…]
Release your Best Writer During this mind-blowing workshop for writers of all genres, you are shown how to access your unique genius and reach the vision of where you want to go on the page without the hindrance of the critical mind, our single biggest obstacle to creating extraordinary writing. Work with nationally-published writer … [Read more…]
Friday Night Writers’ Group Sometimes your critic gets in the way of creativity. Sometimes this happens so regularly that you procrastinate or lament having writer’s block. The key is to release your most creative self. But how? I love to write and published my first book in December. My specialty is in helping you tap … [Read more…]
I am on the Planning Committee for the League of Vermont Writers. We are in the process of putting together a summer extravaganza: a time to meet local writers, take workshops, and meet locals dedicated to the craft. We will be running a showcase for members to talk about what they do, and share skills … [Read more…]
Nate Herzog and I recently released part one of our series novel No 2. Inc. The next installment is due in June… but, have you ever wondered: what’s it like to write with someone else? Check out this article Nate wrote for the skinny. No2 Inc. Origin Story No special abilities. No special costumes. … [Read more…]
I just got the news that my poem Gateless will be featured in the Gateless Writing Manual to be published in June 2015. Thank you so much. The editor said she loves “the language of the poem, moving the reader to her own experience, there’s this incredible arc where the narrative shifts with the second … [Read more…]
I recently published this article to the Medium Channel I edit on the writing life. What are your thoughts? Want to write an article on the writing process or writing life? Click here. The Struggle for the RTP: When to Listen to Your Editors & When Not To By Will Hesslink Editor’s Note: This reflection … [Read more…]
Thanks to Paper.Li for featuring my article on journalism in their recent online edition on #amwriting. I am honored to have been selected by your publication.