Louella Bryant

About Me


An interview with louella

What is your hometown

Falls Church, Virginia, just a few miles from the D.C. line

Where do you live now?

 The beautiful state of Vermont

Where did you attend college

George Washington University, B.A. English ’71

Grad School

GWU, M.Ed. '75

Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA in Writing Fiction ’00


My work

Where did you teach?  

 Secondary English in Vermont

 Spalding University MFA in Writing in disciplines of Fiction/Creative 

         Nonfiction/Writing for Children and Young Adults

 Middlebury College Young Writers Conference at Bread Loaf

 University of Vermont

 Castleton State College

 Writing workshops

 Independent editor/mentor for emerging writers

Have you made presentations?

 Classroom visits, Keynotes, Panels, Public readings

What are your publications? 

Five highly acclaimed books and a picture book for young readers.

Essays, stories, and poetry appearing in anthologies, magazines, 

                   and online.

Two blogs

Do you perform public service

Town governance as a member of the Lincoln Town Select Board

Member of the board of the Burnham Foundation

Formerly on the board of the Lincoln Library

Founder of a local writing group

What awards have you received? 

2002 Vermont-NEA Human & Civil Rights Award

Lynn Stegner Kingdom Award in Short Fiction

Ralph Nading Hill Award for Short Story relating to Vermont

Southwest Writers Award for Nonfiction 

Silver Bay Children’s Literature Award

Premier Award for Fiction

Finalist for Vermont Book Award, Dana Award, Ray Carver Award, Ruth Hindman Foundation Award, Abroad Short Story Contest, Rosebud Kennedy Award, Bakeless Award, Gival Press Award, Exeter Award 


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Check out my blogs:

Ellie's House  http://louellabryant.blogspot.com

Bug Tripping  http://louellabryant.wordpress.com

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Hope to hear from you!