Field Notes from Grief:
The First Year

Judith Gold Stitzel
with Artwork by
Claudia Giannini




West Virginia Public Radio interviewed the author and the artist on May 15, 2012.
Hear the interview here.

Claudia Giannini holds an M. Ed. in museum education and has worked in
the museum field since 1981. She received her MFA degree from West Virginia University in 1999, with specialization in printmaking and photography. She has held residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Virginia Center for Creative Arts and participated in a residency at Artists Image Resource in Pittsburgh sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. Claudia has exhibited her work widely in galleries throughout the country, and her work is included in public and private collections.

Judith Gold Stitzel is a retired professor of English and Women’s Studies at West Virginia University where she and her husband Bob started their teaching careers in 1965 and where she was the founding director of the WVU Center for Women’s Studies. She has published fiction, nonfiction and literary criticism in Colorado Quarterly; Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies; College English; Green Mountain Review; and other journals and anthologies. She has an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College and has twice been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She lives in Morgantown, West Virginia.