We’ve teamed up with Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) for a special series of essays and podcast episodes. The series delves into the intimate stories of their alumni and faculty about the life of a writer. Over the next several months, we’re spotlighting their experiences in a transparent and heart-driven way. From topics exploring the art of writing and the heart of writing, to overcoming imposter syndrome and breaking out of creative blocks, to the specific steps of craft; there are stories that will resonate, guide, and uplift every Storyteller in our community.
Episode airs on Thursday, July 11th, 2019.
Amy Rose Capetta
Episode airs on Thursday, June 27th, 2019.
Essays & Articles
When I was a child, I realized I was most at home on a 747, 30,000 feet in the air, halfway between New York and Puerto Rico. My father died when I was eight of ALS, so from then on I was raised by my mother. After Dad died, her drinking increased, and she would ship me down to her family in Puerto Rico each summer, so she could lose herself in the bottom of a bottle of Bacardi. The Davila family, her family, my family, saved my life. They took care of me, got my cavities filled, took me to amusement parks, and most importantly, told me stories… (Click to read more)
Signing the first book contract, and holding that debut in your hands, is not the end of the publishing journey. Along with that first success – often hard-won after many years and several trunked manuscripts – comes a pair of new challenges: keeping the momentum going and battling imposter syndrome. After all, the debut wasn’t the only book you wrote, or will ever write. And as the public now weighs in through reviews, sales, and attendance at your book events, you may worry that it’s only a matter of time before they find out you weren’t so special and talented after all…. (Click to read more)
Article publishes on Monday, May 20th, 2019.
Article publishes on Monday, June 3rd, 2019.
Article publishes on Monday, June 17th, 2019.