About E.V. Legters

E.V. comes from the far western reaches of New York State. After working in advertising, traveling widely, and raising three children, she earned her MFA at The Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Connecticut and teaches writing and literature at local colleges and writing studios.
Her stories have appeared in literary journals including Glimmer Train, Alaska Quarterly Review, and StoryQuarterly. Her debut novel, Connected Underneath, was published in the Spring of 2016, and The Vanishing Point is due to be released in May, 2017. She is at work on a short story collection and her third novel.

E.V. as a Teacher

E.V. has taught literature and writing at local colleges for over ten years, and has worked with private students for much of that time.

She finds a particular joy in sharing discoveries in literature, art, and the nature of creativity, and in helping her students find conduits to their own art.
For creative writing students, both in classes and privately, E.V. helps bring focus and polish to their projects.

E.V. is proud to be on the faculty of the new Fairfield County Writers’ Studio in Westport, CT.

If you are interested in working with E.V. privately, contact her here.

Students say:

E.V.’s online writing class changed my life . . . and in fact became the foundation for my college career. She is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher who shares her passion for the written word. She is personally invested in each and every student . . . her creative personality is a breath of fresh air.

Sibylle T.

Stamford, CT

Fresh, engaging and to the point. E.V.’s passion and enthusiasm for writing shows in her teaching; her methods allow each student to develop their own style of writing. I was amazed at the improvement in my own work after just a few classes with her! Although she laid out the plan for the course on day one, I found that she was always able to adjust the lessons to suit the class dynamic, while still giving constructive feedback to each individual. I had a great time learning from her and have a well-developed writing portfolio to show for it!

Sands B.

New Canaan, CT

E.V. is that rare teacher who possesses breadth and depth in her teaching. Contemporary yet timeless, well versed in sister disciplines such as painting and classical music, she exerises a shrewd ability to pinpoint what one’s story needs to achieve its maximum potential. She may surprise and challenge you, but she will show you a way to look at your work that will thrill you in the end.

Sue T.

Dubuque, Iowa