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Virginia Small

Virginia Small is a lifelong writer, dating back to a three-year journalism program at Milwaukee’s Pius XI High and summer journalism program at UW-Madison. She has served as a senior editor for a national magazine, a staff reporter and cultural reviewer for several newspapers and a freelance contributor to many national and regional publications, including the Tampa Bay Times. She was the director of public relations for Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota for 13 years. The St. Petersburg Times published her lengthy profile of a former POW in Vietnam.

Virginia began studying the history of landscape design 20-some years ago and has written extensively about it, including a book titled Great Gardens of the Berkshires. She recently returned to Milwaukee and has focused her research and writing on topics relating to public policy, urban planning, parks issues and Wisconsin’s rich landscape and conservation history. She also volunteers for numerous organizations, including Lake Park Friends and Milwaukee Film, and as a writing teacher for the Dominican Center in Amani. Over the years, she has conducted many workshops on writing and creativity and especially enjoys assisting people in telling their own stories.

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