By Annalisa Parent www.annalisaparent.com For just shy of a decade, I reported for the city of South Burlington’s The Other Paper as their principal reporter. Here is one of my first articles, written about the founders of educational job site School Spring. Happy #TBT!
By Annalisa Parent www.annalisaparent.com The four-week writing workshop started last night. We look to have a great group; it’s the biggest I’ve run yet. I am really excited to meet all of these writers and to hear their stories as the workshop unfolds. We may run a second session depending on demand, so stay tuned … [Read more…]
In a recent post I mused on why writers are never alone. It’s important to get out and talk to other writers, and the Burlington Writers’ Workshop gathering at Bluebird Barbecue this week did exactly that. It was so great to sit across the table from writers working on exciting projects, and talk to them … [Read more…]
What To Do When the Power Goes Out OR How I organized my writing life By Annalisa Parent www.annalisaparent.com I was in the middle of revising the first three chapters of my first novel for the agent pitch session this weekend –scratch that: tomorrow!– when my computer died. Just shut off! Mid-sentence. Panic! Fortunately I am … [Read more…]
With the recent winter being one of the coldest on record, Vermonters need, more than ever, to get out and enjoy a good time. Well, spring has sprung in more ways than one, and the Green Mountain Comedy Festival is here to help you dust the cobwebs off your funny bone. “Comedy in general … [Read more…]
The article I wrote for Thread Magazine on the Burlington Writers’ Workshop 2014 Anthology Book Launch has been published. Here’s a preview: words & photography // Annalisa Parent With the launch party for the second annual “Best of Burlington Workshop” anthology, the Burlington Writers Workshop served up a serious appreciation of literature — while not … [Read more…]
Come on out for this Creative Nonfiction Workshop I’ll be offering through the Burlington Writers’ Workshop. Sign Up in advance; space limited.
Life is short, and so am I. You’ll hear this quip from me often. I believe that life should be lived to the fullest and with passion. For me, that has always meant, as the Greek poet Horace so aptly stated “Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It’s good to be silly at … [Read more…]