About Joyce

Joyce Marcel is an award-winning journalist and columnist who lives in southern Vermont. She writes about Vermont art, culture, politics, business and music.

For the past 21 years, she has been writing for Vermont Business Magazine, the state’s only news magazine. In 2000 she won the Gold Award for Reporting from the Association of Area Business Publications.

She also writes opinion pieces, news and arts stories for The Commons, the weekly newspaper of Windham County, Vermont; her husband, Randolph T. Holhut, is its news editor. She also writes for Southern Vermont Arts & Living.

Her work has also appeared in Vermont Life, Vermont Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Globe Magazine, The Springfield (MA) Republican, the Brattleboro (VT) Reformer, the Providence (RI) Journal, the New York Post and many other newspapers.

In 2006, a self-published collection of her Reformer columns, “A Thousand Words or Less: Favorite Columns 1996-2005″” received appreciative reviews.

She taught journalism at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Division of Continuing Education from 2001 to 2003.

Before becoming a journalist, Joyce was a costume designer in San Francisco and New York. She then traveled extensively in South and Central America. For four years, she taught English as a Second Language in Panama. She has a B.A. degree in theater from Brooklyn College, most of a M.A. in theatrical costume design from Indiana University and a M.A. in international management from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vt.


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