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Bridget Birdsall is an author, artist, and teacher. She has taught creative writing, literature, poetry, and playwriting at Edgewood College and Madison College. She also served as a Visiting Artist at local Madison high schools and as a Graduate Assistant at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Despite a life-long struggle with dyslexia, Bridget made a mid-life decision to pursue her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults.
Today, she is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Marge Chandler Scholarship from the international foundation that supports women writers, A Room of Her Own (AROHO). In 2009, she was also a finalist for their $50,000 Gift of Freedom Award. Her YA novel August Atlas is seeking a publisher under the representation of the Jonathan Lyon’s Literary Agency and has received an honorable mention in the Writer’s Institute’s First Page Contest. Ordinary Angels took first place, then went on to become her debut novel. Bridget recently joined UW-Madison’s Division of Continuing Studies team, where she’s thrilled to have the opportunity to help other writers get their words out into the world.