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…]
By Annalisa Parent www.annalisaparent.com The rules of writing are nothing like the rules of real life. In real life we censor ourselves, leave out the gory or embarrassing or overly personal details of the stories we tell about our daily lives. In writing, we have to be so brutally honest about the human emotional reality … [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…]
By Annalisa Parent www.annalisaparent.com In one of my writing lives, I write sassy columns about dating life. Today I’m here to sass about grammar. Every writer has her pet projects, her grammar or syntax particularities, and her pet peeves. For example, one of mine is agreement. How many of you would have written “Every writer has … [Read more…]
By Annalisa Parent www.annalisaparent.com In one of the chapters of my life, I lived in Paris. My French boyfriend, like most twenty-year-old men, was an aspiring rock musician. I recall one day working with him on song writing; I was encouraging him to write the music to sound like the feeling of the lyrics he’d written. … [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.
by Annalisa Parent www.annalisaparent.com I haven’t been in the writing business long—and what I mean is the actual business. Sure, I’ve been writing for a long time, but my marketing platform is a fledgling one-month-old. A month has been just adequate time to discover how much many writers detest creating their marketing platforms. I will concede … [Read more…]
I had exclusive backstage coverage access for The Simpsons Movie Premiere in Springfield, VT. Here I am taking a moment to pose with Simpsons’ creator, Matt Groening Check out more here! Thank you to the Dead Homer Society for your interest in my coverage of the Simpsons’ MOVIE premiere.
One of the distinct honors of my writing career was being awarded a White House Press Pass to cover President Obama’s visit to Vermont. Here is the article that resulted from my time in the White House Press Pool. South Burlington Welcomes President Obama Annalisa Parent, Correspondent President Barack Obama visited Vermont on March 30 … [Read more…]
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…]
Naturalization Ceremony at Rice Memorial High School SOUTH BURLINGTON—Forty-one U.S. residents became naturalized U.S. citizens at a ceremony hosted by Rice Memorial High School in November. U.S. Magistrate Judge John Conroy presided over the proceedings. The new citizens represented countries throughout the world including Australia, England, Canada and South Korea. Naturalization ceremonies occur once every … [Read more…]