Adele Annesi & - Bio
Adele Annesi is an award-winning writer, teacher and editor, as well as a first-generation Italian-American who often longs for the land of sunflowers. Adele is also a co-founder of the Ridgefield Writers Conference.
Adele is an award-winning writer and a co-author of Now What? The Creative Writer's Guide to Success After the MFA.
Her work has also appeared in magazines and literary journals, including 34th Parallel, Feile-Festa, Hotmetalpress, Marco Polo Arts Magazine, Midway Journal, Miranda Literary Magazine, The Pittsburgh Quarterly and the Washington Independent Review of Books.

Her Italy stories have appeared in The Circle and the Italian-American literary journal Pyramid, and have been anthologized for Chatter House Press and Fairfield University.
Adele's essay on Italian citizenship is part of the Clarion Award-winning Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, and her flash fiction has been adapted for the stage.
A former development editor for
Scholastic Publishing, Adele is a freelance book editor specializing in evaluating, editing and developing projects for today's market.
Her areas of focus are memoir, mainstream nonfiction and upmarket fiction. She also served as managing editor of Southern Literary Review.
Award-winning writer, editor and teacher Adele Annesi
Adele is a professor of writing and English at Naugatuck Valley Community College, where she seeks to inspire students toward a love of lifelong learning and in reaching their academic and professional goals.
Adele has also taught intermediate and advanced ESL courses at the LVA School American English Institute, where also served as the coordinator of the Student Internship Program for new teachers.
Having received her MFA in creative writing from Fairfield University, Adele leads workshops for the Westport Writers Workshop.