Davyne  Verstandig

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Davyne Verstandig is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the UConn Torrington Campus.  She is also director of the Litchfield County Writers Project. She is a member of the Aetna Advisory Board and the Creative Writing Committee at the University of Connecticut. Davyne has published two books of poetry, Pieces of the Whole and Provisions.  Pieces of the Whole was produced as a mixed media verse play at Theaterworks in New Milford, Ct. and at The Sherman Playhouse. She performs improvisational work “composing on the tongue” while painting simultaneously and has performed at The Knitting Factory and the Housing Works Café in New York City, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, Ct., Artspace in Hartford, Ct. and throughout libraries, galleries and performances spaces in New England. She is working on a memoir, The Mermaid in the Cornfield, and a novel, Lovers are Islands. She was the recipient of The Community Service Award from the Connecticut Department of Higher Education for her Commitment to Service and Leadership. She is also a Justice of the Peace, a comissioner of Arts & Culture Torrington and a board member of the Northwest / Litchfield County chapter of the ACLU.


 

 

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