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The Florida Writer Podcast

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Jan 16, 2022

From Clown College to MFA, Victoria Dym uses the principles of improvisation to tap into the emotions needed to bring a work in progress to life. In this edition of the Florida Writer Podcast with host Alison Nissen, Victoria shares with us how the simple words of "Yes, and" help authors write deeper, more meaningful content. 

Victoria Dym is a graduate of Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Clown College with a degree in Humility, a Bachelor of Arts, in Philosophy, from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Masters of Fine Arts, Creative Writing-Poetry from Carlow University. Her two poetry chapbooks, Class Clown, and When the Walls Cave In were published by Finishing Line Press in 2015 and 2018.  Ms. Dym was cast for the Risk! Live from Orlando storytelling show and her story, One Shot was selected for the podcast. Her short story, The Linzer Torte was published in The Scribe Magazine, January 2020 issue. Victoria is currently submitting her full-length poetry manuscript, The Hatchet Sun, and two new chapbooks, Shaving the Yak, and There Are No Dogs on Mars, and Other Sermons from the Dog Chapel for publication. She lives in Tampa Florida, where she hosts the Annual October Haiku Challenge, teaches poetry, storytelling, and facilitates Laughter Yoga workshops for Cano Health Wellness Center. Victoria is the co-founder of The Metanoia Retreat for Writers, Well-Being and Right Whales to be held on Amelia Island, Earth Day, 2022 and is currently accepting submissions at