About E.V. Legters

After working in advertising, traveling widely, and raising three children, E.V. earned her MFA at The Vermont College of Fine Arts and for many years lived in Connecticut teaching writing and literature at local colleges and writing studios.

This year, pursuing a life-long dream, E.V. relocated to Portugal and is writing full-time. Follow her via Necessary Madness, A Writer on the Move in the blog tab.

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 was released in May, 2017. She is at work on a short story collection and her third novel.

E.V. as a Teacher

E.V. finds particular joy in sharing discoveries in literature, art, and the nature of creativity to help writers find fresh paths into their own work.

If you’re interested in working with her, click 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