Ann Falcone Shalaski is a poet and short story writer. She was born and raised in Connecticut and spent her formative years nurtured by a warm, loving, and at times loud Italian family. Many of her poems and short stories delve into those vivid memories.
She is an award-winning poet, whose poems have appeared in The Comstock Review, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Main Channel Voices, and other publications. Her story of a family’s disconnect and rivalry appears in Keeper of the Stories, A Guide to Writing Family Stories.
First Place for Poetry in the Chesapeake Writers’ Conference
First Place for Fiction in Beginnings Magazine
First Place for Humor in the New England Writers’ contest
First Place for Poetry in Byline’s national poetry contest
I’m a member of the National League of American Pen Women, the Poetry Society of Virginia, serve as president of the advisory council for Christopher Newport University’s Writers’ Conference and Writing Contest.
I host a monthly Open Mic poetry event, and I mentor aspiring young writers.
I’m a contest judge, national and regional, and I conduct writing workshops.
Featured speaker for two President’s Cultural Scholarship Events at Thomas Nelson Community College.
I’m gentle, soft-spoken, accommodating, and not perfect with naughty moments.
A favorite quote of Ann's...
“It is the tranquil people who accomplish much.” ~Henry David Thoreau
Ann Falcone Shalaski has won awards and recognition from the Christopher Newport University Writer’s Conference, Beginnings Magazine, New England Writer’s Network, Chesapeake Writers’ Conference, and ByLine Magazine. Her work has appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies, and she is the author of one book of poetry. She serves as the president of the Christopher Newport University Advisory Council for the university’s Annual Writers’ Conference. She is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, and has worked on various activities of the Poetry Society of Virginia.
Publications: World Made of Glass; prose and poetry in The Keeper of the Stories, A Guide to Writing Family Stories.
Anthologies: Her writing has also been in Comstock Review, Port Folio Weekly, and the Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry.
Ann is an energetic and invigorating workshop presenter. Her calm manner and well researched facts are backed by years of real life experience which make Ann the perfect workshop presenter.
Presentations: The Writing Life, Invention Workshop, What We Didn’t Learn in School About Poetry, Polish Your Work as You Revise, Entering Contests, The Best Way to Win. IF you have another topic or title in mind, please contact to discuss the possibilities.
Preferred Audiences: High School, College, Adults, Senior Citizens
Available: easily in Gloucester, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, Yorktown (Tidewater Region of Virginia)
104 Pinewood Court,
Newport News, VA 23608
Telephone:757-877-9090 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 757 877-9090
Ann has judged Poetry Contests for youth, as well adult contests, around the state of Virginia for well over a decade. She is currently head judge for the Poquoson Library Literary Annual Poetry Contest, the Christopher Newport University Writer's Contest, and the...
Ann is an award-winning poet whose poems have appeared in The Endicott Review, Poet Folio Weekly, ByLine, The Comstock Review, Main Channel Voices, and numerous other publications.She lives in Newport News, Virginia, where she serves as President of the Advisory Council for the Christopher Newport University's Writers' Conference and Writing Contest hosted on the campus of Christopher Newport campus every March.