About Michelle Vanstrom

Michelle is currently pursuing a degree in creative writing at Canisius College, Buffalo, NY. She has been published in the Writers' Review and the Buffalo News Poetry Page. She placed first in a ByLines Magazine contest. She is a member of the International Women's Writing Guild, the Just Buffalo Literary Center, and Writers and Books, Rochester, NY's, Literary Center.

Relying on the Lyric

On July 8, 2004, I posted an instructional exercise article, “Put Summer on the Page,” encouraging writers to use the opening of Ray Bradbury’s novel Dandelion Wine for inspiration in writing their own memories. Recently, I worked with Michelle Vanstrom on the writing she created from the exercise, which yielded a moving eulogy to her … Continue reading

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