We're thrilled to introduce our new Writing Program Manager, Jody Gladding, along with Writing Program Coordinator Staff-Artist Andrea Martin.
Here's a brief introduction from each of them, in their own words:
I'm very happy to be returning to the Studio Center as head of the Writing Program. I've been a Visiting Writer many times and bring to the VSC community my long experience as a poet and translator with four books of poems and thirty French translations, as well as fifteen years of teaching in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program. My special interests include translation, visual poetry, and environmental writing, and I'm excited about the possibilities VSC offers for them. I live in East Calais, VT, along with a surprising number of other writers, barred owls, and moose.
I was a resident in October 2016 and felt like a month wasn't quite enough, so I'm delighted to be back for a full year as a staff-artist. I'm originally from Richmond, VA and spent several years working in children's book publishing before getting my MFA in Creative Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts. I'm a poet and am especially interested in work that blends disciplines and makes no distinction between the critical and the creative. Besides the amazing community here, what gives me a ridiculous amount of joy at VSC is the bread...especially the lunch bread, which is warm, slightly toasty, and wholly perfect.
We're incredibly grateful to have these talented women on the VSC team!