"I was taught to read by a favorite aunt when I was four years old and have never stopped." Joan Vincent
Joan Vincent was born in New York City. She studied at the New York School of Interior Design and Trinity College, Hartford, CT,where she graduated with honors in English and was twice awarded The John Underwood Prize for Poetry. She engaged in a mentor relationship at The Humber School of Writing, Canada, with Carol Shields, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Stone Diaries. Vincent participated in the Chenango Valley Writers' Workshop at Colgate University with Jeannette Turner Hospital, author of Oyster, a novel short-listed for the prestigious Miles Franklin Award and the National Book Award in Australia. Vincent continued her education with Master Degree courses at Trinity. During a ten-year sojourn in Providence, RI, she participated on the editorial board of The Writer's Circle anthology published in the fall of 2003. She was privileged to serve as a board member and reader for the distinguished Philbrick Poetry Prize at the Providence Athenaeum. She lives with her husband outside of Boston and spends summers in the beautiful village of Tamworth, New Hampshire.