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Andrea Marion

– an emerging, award winning talent in Vermont screenwriting, fiction, storytelling, and research.

Andrea wrote poetry as she sat in sunny fields as a child. Writing was a thread through her experience in school and college, hitchhiking in the U.S. and Europe in the 70s, and later marketing and yoga teaching careers.

Her major works are the Lightenment™ Show, a videocast series; Nothing Much Happens, a novel; and Sidetacked, a novel, 10-episode series in screenplay and a short film.

In her work, Andrea explores the theme of freedom, hampered by duress, then ultimately preeminent within the individual, a relationship, or society. Recent world crises in political, cultural, and environmental systems are potent reminders that this issue is resonant in daily life.

Recognition & Awards

While completing post-graduate studies at Dartmouth College, Andrea has garnered recognition and awards in screenplay, fiction, non-fiction and storytelling. Scripts from Sidetracked earned a Gold Remi award at the World Fest Houston, 2020, and Official Selection at the Moondance International Festival, 2020.  Her work has appeared in literary journals including Dartmouth’s Clamantis in 2019 and 2021.  She was also recognized with the Conference Presentation Award for her work on mindfulness, titled “Mindfulness and Human Exceptionalism” at the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies (AGLS) conference in Washington, D.C., 2019. She presented “The Lightenment™ Show at the AGLSS conference in 2023. She has appeared at THE MOTH events in Burlington, Vermont as a storyteller.


Andrea holds a B.A., French Literature, SUNY Albany, 1979, with credits from the Middlebury Language Program and study and work in France.  She was a Vermont marketing manager until 2005, when she became a yoga and mindfulness teacher and studio owner.  She is a Dartmouth Master of Liberal Arts graduate student, writing concentration, class of 2024.

Other Interests

Since 2015, she is the volunteer leader of the Winooski Community Mindfulness Project and enjoys seven-day silent meditation retreats. She gardens, sails with her husband Bill, and walks their retriever mix, Yogi, and Portuguese Water Dog, Tiller, in the woods and fields around their home in Burlington, Vermont.

Tiller at 15 months in May 2024
Tiller at 15 months in May 2024