ANNITA SAWYER
September 2013

North Branford, CT – “I’m a psychologist, a member of the clinical faculty of Yale School of Medicine, in full-time practice for over thirty years. I’ve recently completed a memoir: Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass. My first writers’ conference, in 2003, was a gift for my sixtieth birthday. Since then I have attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Phillip Lopate’s workshop at Skidmore multiple times. Awards include residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Ragdale, VCCA, and the MacDowell Colony. I attended the 2012 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference as a Bernard O’Keefe scholar in nonfiction.
     My first work appeared in The Healing Muse in 2008. Additional pieces have appeared in The MacGuffin, The Saint Ann’s Review, The Healing Muse 11, The Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, The Common, Persimmon Tree and others. Susan Orlean selected my essay, “The Crazy One,” for the 2012 Bellevue Literary Review Burns Archive nonfiction prize.”

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