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About LVW Board Members President: Alyssa Berthiaume

President: Alyssa Berthiaume

Alyssa has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts consortium program with a concentration in nonfiction. She has a modest list of publications, including a book review published in Radical Teacher (2010); a contributed chapter in Sketches at Home and Abroad By N.P. Willis published by the University of Akron Press (2010); and Creation Station: An Interactive Literacy Activity Book with Tak, Trini, and Ollie (2010) which she produced and co-authored with Sandra Philipson (of Chagrin River Publishing) the author of the Max and Annie books. She regularly contributes to the League of Vermont Writers quarterly newsletter, League Lines. During the day, Alyssa works as an editorial assistant for Ashgate Publishing.  During her lunch breaks and after-work hours she writes (recently trying her hand in children’s picture books) and juggles League responsibilities.

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THE VERMONT TRADITION grapples energetically with the basic problem of human conduct...how to reconcile the needs of the group, of which every man or woman is a member,..with the craving for individual freedom to be what he really is.

—Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 1953