Laryssa wrote the majority of The Prescribed Burn while pursuing her MFA at the University of Maryland. While at Maryland, Laryssa was lucky enough to work with professors like Howard Norman, Merrill Feitell, and Maud Casey. She wrote a short story called “Welcome to America” (included in The Prescribed Burn), and it won honorable mention for the Katherine Ann Porter Prize for Fiction, judged by Joan Silber.
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