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(I was a journalism fellow at the University of Missouri: Columbia. Here I am on the right with some of my classmates.)

Annalisa Parent teaches writing classes around the world. She is the editor of Chair & Pen: Musings on Writing and the Writing Life, and teaches writing and literature at the graduate and undergraduate levels at Norwich University. She was a Vermont Teacher of the Year nominee for her integration of neuroscience-based techniques in the classroom, and uses that same research in her work with writers today.

A magna cum laude graduate of Middlebury College’s English Department & Creative Writing program, Parent studied writing under Julia Alvarez and Jay Parini.

She likes to joke that she’s been writing stories since she could hold a crayon. Her first poem was published when she was 10 years old, and she was selected to read it aloud at a ceremony in the state house of her home state of New Hampshire. Suffice it to say that from a young age, writing had her hooked.

She writes for many local, national, and international publications, has written and produced sketches for a Telly-Award winning CBS television show, and has co-written a novella which came out in December 2014.

She is a firm believer in the Oxford Comma, but will defer to the AP style guidelines when necessary.


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The Commons Online

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Colorado Writing School

Annalisa worked with fiction writers at the Colorado Writing...
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Burlington Writers Workshop

Annalisa has presented many classes and workshops for the Burlington Writers...
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League of Vermont Writers

I have presented several times to the League of Vermont Writers on a wide array of topics from creativity to social media in an author...
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I spoke on Biz Blab Brand about top ways to kick writer’s block to the...
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Pink Pangea

This month, we’re interviewing women from all over the world and asking them about their experiences traveling to Norway. We had the privilege of speaking with Annalisa Parent about her experience traveling through Scandinavia. Here’s a glimpse into our conversation....
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iHeart Radio Natural Born Speakers

Want to Be The Expert who Wrote the Book on it? Annalisa Parent shares her top tips...
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Story Sparks’ Monday Morning Series

Each week an awesome girl boss will share her Monday Morning habits to inspire you. This week Annalisa Parent shares hers! Annalisa Parent’s Monday...
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Design Your Creative Life Virtual Summit

Annalisa presented as part of “Design your Creative Life” an online creative...
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The Liberated Woman Podcast

Can you remember the last time that you literally smelled the flowers? Acted silly? Skipped around? Invoked a sense of PLAY into your life? Neither can I! But we all know exactly what it looks like. Small children playing in a park – with no fear or doubt surrounding...
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ACE Networking Denver, CO

Annalisa was a featured speaker at the ACE Networking event in Denver...
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Huffington Post Live

Annalisa was interviewed on Huffington Post Live about her character’s dating blog....
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Annalisa wrote for a Telly-Award winning television show on CBS for three seasons. As Copy Producer, she oversaw the production of scripts and their filming. She also co-starred in the “Odd Couple” and “What Not to Say” segments. The show won a Telly Award in its...
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Writers Digest Annual Conference 2017

Featured Speaker at the Writers Digest Annual Conference 2016 and...
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Korean Broadcast Systems

Something like South Korea’s CNN, Annalisa Parent was featured in an interview, and reading poetry on Korean national...
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Rapid Growth Podcast

Learn how Annalisa Parent escaped 9 to 5 and started her dream business Share 31Share Tweet 1Pin 0Share     Annalisa Parent is a writing coach and teaches writing classes in Vermont and across the country. She is the editor of Chair & Pen: Musings on...
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Business 360 Bootcamp

Annalisa Parent was proud to present along thought leaders such as Kimra Luna at the Business 360 Summit:...
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Leveraged and Loving It

Many coaches and thought leaders want to write a book – and with good reason! A book is a fantastic marketing tool. But, writing doesn’t come naturally to many of us. And, it can be hard to get started. We also don’t want to publish something...
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The Podcaster’s Life

October 18, 2017 in Podcaster Interviews by Alexander Laurin Featured Podcaster: Annalisa Parent & the Writing Gym Annalisa Parent 05/11/2016 Writing Workouts Do you need writing workouts?  Listen to the Writing Gym Podcast with Annalisa Parent.  She, and her...
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Introvert Business Summit

Annalisa Parent spoke as a part of the 2017 Introvert Business Summit about how a book can help introverts open...
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Rewrite Africa

Annalisa Parent has been a featured speaker at the Rewrite Africa conference in Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 2016 and...
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Positive Phil Podcast

Writing Coach Who is Professional and Amazing Annalisa Parent She is a writing coach. She helps writers start, finish, and bring to publication writing in all genres. Annalisa believes in helping writers to see what they do well through...
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Start Your Thing Podcast

Episode Info In this interview Annalisa talks about her journey of starting a business as a writing coach and how others can do the same.  Annalisa Parent is the editor of Butt to Chair, Pen to Paper, a Medium Channel about the writing process & life. She has...
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Annalisa wrote for a Telly-Award winning television show on CBS for three seasons. As Copy Producer, she oversaw the production of scripts and their filming. She also co-starred in the “Odd Couple” and “What Not to Say” segments. The show won a Telly Award in its second season.

Annalisa was interviewed on Huffington Post Live about her character’s dating blog.

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She is also the author of the Murder Mystery Game “The Murderer is on the Loose” and interactive, re-playable murder mystery game.

She has been featured on many podcasts and radio programs. Her writing has been featured nationwide in an article by the Associated Press. She hosts her own podcast on writing. 

She was the book reviewer and co-host on WFAD for three years, and has read poetry on South Korea’s “CNN,” Korean Broadcast Systems. She is also a published poet and journalist. She was a 2012 member of the White House Press pool.

She is a member of the Board of Directors for the League of Vermont Writers, and a member of the Colorado Independent Publishers’ Association. She speaks annually at the Writer’s Digest Annual Convention, is the senior editor of Laurel Elite Books, and the former editor of the now defunct Chair and Pen, a publication that explores the writing process and the writing life.

Annalisa meets regularly with top industry professionals to bring the latest information to the writers she works with.

Though Annalisa has written for television and the big screen, poetry, personal essay, and journalism. Her current passion is women’s fiction. She has a forthcoming series coming out, but no spoilers here. Stay tuned.

To see more about what it’s like to work with Annalisa, click here. 


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