Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Lizzy Fox

I am a poet and educator with an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Fascinated by the intersections of poetry, performance, and mindfulness, I teach creative writing workshops, help students prepare for public readings, and lead courses on poetry as a spiritual (nonreligious) practice. I've also been known to direct school plays and curate original student performance pieces. I'm based in Vermont and have taught in partnership with the Vermont Arts Council, Flynn Arts, The New England Young Writers Conference, VSA Vermont, and countless schools. I work with all ages and will travel throughout the region. Some of my courses are also available online. In general, for in-person workshops and residencies I charge $250/day. This is a negotiable rate and does not account for travel costs.

In addition to teaching, I book public readings. My poems have received the Laura J. Spooner Prize and the Corrine Eastman Davis Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of Vermont and have appeared in journals, anthologies, and art displays.

 

 

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  • January 2018

    Since 2014, I've served as a Guest Artist for the Poetry Out Loud program. In January and February (primarily) of each year, I coordinate with participating high schools and facilitate poetry recitation workshops with competitors ranging from groups of 5 to 60 students. I guide students to select and understand the poems they are reciting, identify key public speaking skills, and practice communicating their poem's meaning and feeling to an audience. In 2017, I also coached Vermont's State Champion for for the national Poetry Out Loud competition.

     

  • September 2017

    I led two master poetry classes for adults interested in developing specific craft techniques. The first workshop took lessons on the use of magical realism and nature from Brigit Pegeen Kelly's poetry. The second focused on finding entry points to political poems through images of everyday objects, as seen in the work of Pablo Neruda and Naomi Shihab Nye.

  • September 2017 to December 2017

    In partnership with WonderArts, I designed and facilitated two 10-week enrichment poetry classes for 7th and 8th grade students at Craftsbury Academy. I also led a half-day outdoor writing workshop for adults in which we created poems inspired by nearby Caspian Lake.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Lizzy
Job Title/Position: 
Poet & Teaching Artist
Physical Address: 
116 Beartown Lane
Williston, VT 05495
Last Name: 
Fox
Phone: 
(802) 233-6607

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Literature - Poetry
Additional Disciplines: 
Literature - Spoken Word
Theater - Children's
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Community Arts
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Writing Services
Events Per Year: 
18
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Vermont Arts Council Poetry Out Loud Guest Artist
Education: 
MFA in Writing, Vermont College of Fine Arts
Awards: 
Laura J. Spooner Prize from the Poetry Society of Vermont
Corrine Eastman Davis Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of Vermont

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Literature
Theater
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Certifications / Training: 
Community Engagement Lab Teaching Artist Academy (currently enrolled)
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250