About Vicky and “The Joy of Writing”

  • About Vicky:

Vicky Lettmann grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a degree in English. She went on to earn an M.A.T. in English (UNC-Chapel Hill), an M. A. in Comparative Literature (Indiana University), and an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing (Warren Wilson College.)

Her writing has appeared in Twenty-six Minnesota Writers as well as other publications.  She published The Beach, a collection of poems with art by her mother. Her poems can be found in Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude and From Glory to Glory: An Anthology by Poetry in the Cathedral. She is the co-editor with Carol Roan of When Last on Mountain: The View from Writers over 50. She is also a recipient of a Loft-McKnight Fellowship. Her most recent publication is a chapbook of her poems, What Can Be Saved (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2015). Her essay, “Dolls, Death, and Pleasing Decay,” is forthcoming in Minerva Rising.

Vicky’s college teaching career began at Slippery Rock State University in Pennsylvania and continued at North Hennepin Community College in Minneapolis where she founded and edited the literary arts magazine, Under Construction. She served as an editor for Speakeasy, the literary magazine published by the Loft Literary Center where she has taught many classes. She also teaches writing workshops at BIG Arts in Sanibel, Florida.

About The Joy of Writing: 

“The Joy of Writing” is a home for writers and readers: a comfortable, welcoming place to hang-out and share ideas about writing and literature.