We are thrilled that Ann Zuccardy will be the featured speaker at CCS Awards Lunch ’24, scheduled for Thurs. April 25th at Noon at Elley-Long Music Center at Ft. Ethan Allen. (Tickets/reservations available starting Feb. 1st)

Ann Zuccardy is an author, adjunct professor of English, brain injury survivor, entrepreneur, hula hooper, obsessive gardener, and keynote speaker with two TEDx talks about what she discovered about humor and neuroplasticity after her 2011 brain injury.

Ann earned her M.A. in English in 2019.  She decided that she was done being a student and then, on a whim, began working on her MFA in creative writing and publishing arts at the University of Baltimore in 2022 at 60.  She hopes to complete this degree before she’s 90.

Ann’s writing appears in Adelaide Literary Journal, Baltimore Fishbowl, Press Pause Moments: Essays about Life Transitions by Women Writers, and In Between Spaces: An Anthology of Disabled Writers.  She has delivered keynote presentations and workshops for the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona, the Association for Therapeutic Humor, the U.S. Army, and the Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference hosted by Senator Patrick Leahy.  In 2020, Ann was invited to serve on a national traumatic brain injury advisory and leadership group funded by the Federal Administration for Community Living.

Ann splits her time between her home in Huntington, Vermont, and Baltimore, Maryland, where she works as a technical writer for the Dept. of Defense.  When she “retires,” Ann hopes to garden as much as possible and hold writing retreats at her Vermont home.

For questions or info. on the event, contact Mike Reilly.