Sharon Darrow was a member of the faculty of the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, Vermont College of Fine Arts, from 1997 to 2018. She is the author of Picture Books (Old Thunder and Miss Raney, Yafi’s Family, and Through the Tempests Dark and Wild: A Story of Mary Shelley, Creator of Frankenstein), and Young Adult novels (The Painters of Lexieville and TRASH). Her poetry for young people has been included in Home to Me: Poems Across America, and her poems, short stories, interviews, and personal essays for adults have appeared in literary journals Rhino, Folio, Whetstone, ACM (Another Chicago Magazine), Columbia Poetry Review, Great River Review, Other Voices, The Writer’s Chronicle, and in the anthology, In the Middle of the Middle West. Her most recent book for adults is Worlds within Words: Writing and the Writing Life.
The Darrow Lecture Series, named in her honor, is held annually in Montpelier, Vermont, with lectures delivered by distinguished authors who are graduates of the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program.