Victoria Sottosanti is an English teacher and ballet instructor in Vermont and New Hampshire’s Upper Valley, where she lives with her husband Scott. She received her Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of New Hampshire where she was awarded the 2017 Nonfiction Prize. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Creative Nonfiction magazine, The Rumpus, and the Ruminate Blog, and has made it as a semi-finalist in both River Teeth Journal and the 2018 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize. Victoria's creative writing focuses on the brokenness and beauty of humanity, seeking to find and tell the thread of redemption that twists through the darkest of plots. Her prose is known for its vivid descriptions, metaphors, and lyrical language. She writes personal essays, profiles, poetry, slam poetry and fiction, and is currently revising a memoir.
Teaching has always been one of Victoria's greatest passions, cultivated through years of experience and training in writing mentorship, professional communications, fund development, teaching, and the creative arts. She finds great joy in helping others discover their own voice through writing, whether that be through persuasive speech, expressive storytelling, or other projects.