Resume

Bethany K. Dellinger, MFA


EDUCATION
Jan. 2002-2004 - Masters of Fine Arts, Writing for Children and Young Adults
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Montpelier, VT

1998-1999 - Certificate of Scottish Studies
University of Edinburgh -The Centre for Continuing Education
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1995-1998  - Bachelor of Arts, English, Magna Cum Laude
Asbury University
Wilmore, KY


WRITING/EDITING EXPERIENCE
Current - Fiction Writer
  • YA novel, DARK WHIMSY, currently seeking agent representation 
  • Current work-in-progress – SKIN: FROM THE BOOK OF WYNDLORE
  • Other works-in-progress include HALF A HOUSE, contemporary Southern YA fiction, and HAPPENSTANCE, a YA novel-in-verse.
April – May 2005 Freelance Copy Writer, MardiGrasDay.com; MardiGrasMasks.com
  • Created copy for products offered by two web-based companies
Aug. - Dec. 1999 Editorial Assistant, EXPLORE! Magazine - Asheville, NC (ceased publication in 2000)
  • Researched and wrote drafts for proposed articles; proofed and edited text.
  • Receptionist/secretarial duties - correspondence, appointment scheduling, and filing.  

SAMPLE PUBLICATIONS
Reviews
Interviews
Articles

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
June 14, 2008 Workshop Leader, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – Asheville, NC
  • Led a break-oust session titled “Revision – Feeling Overwhelmed? How to Begin…Again,” at the SCBWI conference, “Under Construction: Building Your Novel from Idea to Revision.” 
Aug. 2007 – May 2008 Creative Writing Instructor, Dayspring Tutorials – Asheville, NC
  • Taught a weekly two-semester creative writing course for home-schooled teens, grades 9 - 12.
Feb. 3 & Sept. 15, 2007 Instructor, The Writer’s Workshop – Asheville, NC
  • Led a full day workshop for adults – “Writing for Children and Young Adults.”
July 9, 2005 Instructor, The Writer’s Workshop – Asheville, NC
  • Led a full day workshop for adults – “Writing for Children and Young Adults.”
Aug. – Dec. 2000 Creative Writing Teacher, GRACE Christian School – Raleigh, NC
  • Taught a one-semester creative writing elective, consisting of both poetry and prose, to 7th and 8th grade students.  

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTS
Lectures
  • “Fantasy: The World As It Should Be,” Jan. 2004, Vermont College, VT 
Readings
  • "Two Sisters: Excerpts from novel-in-progress," Jan. 2004, Vermont College, VT
  • "Walk Before Dusk: Picture book text," Jan. 23, 2003, Vermont College, VT
  • "Selected poems: 'Spider Arts,' 'Morning,' and 'Beach Bird,'" Jan. 23, 2003, Vermont College, VT.
Critical Papers & Presentations
  • “The Portrayal of Evil in C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia.” Spring 2003. Vermont College, VT.
  • "C.S. Lewis on Creation and the Introduction of Evil." Expanded version. July 16, 1998, The Mythlore and Mythopoetic Society Conference on C.S. Lewis, Wheaton College, IL.  
  • "C.S. Lewis on Creation and the Introduction of Evil." April 2, 1998 at the Southeastern Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, Montreat College, NC. 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Workshops and Conferences
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts Alumni Mini-Residency, July, 2011
  • DFWCon, Feburary, 2011
  • Blue Ridge Books and Author Showcase, May 2009
  • One-on-One Plus Conference, Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature, NJ. Oct. 2006
  • Novel Revision Weekend with Susan Fletcher, Asheville, NC. June 2006.
  • SCBWI/Emrys Conference, Greenville, SC. May 2006.
  • Writers’ Weekend with Kathi Appelt, Horseshoe Bay, TX. June 2005. 
  • Mid Atlantic SCBWI/Hollins Conference, Roanoke, VA. June 2004 
  • SCBWI Writers Workshop with Bill Hooks, Montreat, NC. Spring 2004.
  • Southern Women Writers Conference, Berry College, Rome, GA. Fall 2003.
  • Carolinas’ SCBWI Annual Conferences, NC. Fall 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005.
  • Wildacres Writers Workshop, Children’s Writing Week, Little Switzerland, NC. June 2000.
  • North Carolina Writers’ Network 15th Annual Conference, Asheville, NC. Fall 1999.
Memberships
Awards
  • Penguin Putnam Scholarship four consecutive semesters at Vermont College.
  • Honorable Mention in the First Annual SCBWI Carolina's Art and Writing Contest for the opening pages of THE DARKENING, June 2010. 

REFERENCES
Available on request