Victoria Sottosanti received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of New Hampshire, where she was the recipient of the 2017 Nonfiction Prize. She currently works as a high school English teacher in Vermont’s Upper Valley where she lives with her husband Scott.
Victoria is a writer of essays, memoir, stories, and poems. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Creative Nonfiction, The Rumpus, the Ruminate Blog, and the Atticus Review. Her writing has also made it as a semi-finalist in River Teeth Journal and in the 2018 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize. Capturing people and telling the stories they hold is Victoria’s greatest passion. She believes everyone should write, whether for an audience of one such as God, self, or a friend, or whether for a larger audience through the privilege of publication. “Keep writing,” she tells her students, “especially when you don’t want to.”
Teaching is Victoria’s second passion, cultivated through years of training and experience as a writing mentor, dance instructor, fund-developer, performing artist, writing coach, student, and speaker. She finds great pleasure in coming alongside others in their endeavors to communicate, create, and grow.