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Lessons offered by Rita
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Taught subjects
  • Creative writing
Levels
  • All Levels

Award-winning author with 20 years of experience offering creative writing practice online

Methodology

I write with students using fun prompts, images and music, etc... I also do free-writes in which students are given a prompt or first sentence and then write for a set period of time with no stopping and without concern for punctuation, spelling or content. It's a wonderful way to keep the words flowing and create short pieces of fiction or nonfiction that are fresh and original.

Background

I am an author of Young Adult and Middle Grade Fiction. My books include Night Flying, Black Angels, Harmony, Looking for Lucy Buick, Bird and are published by Random House Children's Books. I studied writing at the University of Vermont and dance at The Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. I've been a creative writing instructor at The Monteverde Friends School in Monteverde, Costa Rica, a guest author in Vermont public schools and on the faculty of the New England Young Writers Conference at Breadloaf.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $20/h

Details

24 hr. cancellation policy

Lessons offered by Rita
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Creative writing
Levels
  • All Levels

Rita's resume

EDUCATION
Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO ~1990
Graduate study ~ Dance Movement Therapy

LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY ~ 1986
B.A ~ Religious Studies

EXPERIENCE
Assistant Editor
JapanLink Translations, Charlotte, VT ~ 2012-2019
Edited scientific patents for Japanese Translator and prepared technical drawings

Author
Random House Children's Books, New York, NY ~ 1999-present Author of young adult and middle grade fiction

Coordinator of Tutorial Services
New England Culinary Institute, Essex Junction, VT ~ 2003-2007 Coordinated tutorial program, tutored culinary students, trained peer tutors and mentors

Writing Instructor
New England Young Writer's Conference at Breadloaf ~ 2003-present Instructor at yearly writing conference for high school students

Presenter
Children's Literacy Foundation, VT ~ 2012-2014 Writer-in-residence in Vermont public schools

PUBLICATIONS
Bird, Looking for Lucy Buick, Harmony, Black Angels, Night Flying

AWARDS
Random House Children's Books Delacorte Press Prize
Publisher's Weekly Flying Start Author
Smithsonian Magazine and ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2000

INTERESTS
Dance, painting, skating, travel

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