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Aug192010

Bryant, Louella

Louella Bryant has won numerous awards for her short stories and poems, which have appeared in the magazines Hunger Mountain, Fine Print, Carve, Vermont Life, The Teacher’s Voice, and Mobius, and the anthologies High Horse (Fleur de Lis Press), Tartts 2 — Incisive Fiction from Emerging Writers (Livingston Press), and A Cadence of Horses (Yarrow Mountain Press). Her essays are included in the anthology Far From Home (Seal Press) and the magazines Sacred Fire and Vermont Quarterly. Louella is the author of two young-adult historical novels. The Black Bonnet, finalist for the Vermont Book Award, and Father By Blood, winner of the Silver Bay Children's Literature Award (New England Press), and a picture book, Two Tracks in the Snow (Jason & Nordic). Louella teaches creative writing in the Spalding University MFA in Writing program in Louisville and mentors young writers at the New England Young Writers Conference at Bread Loaf. Visit her website at www.louellabryant.com.