Vala Schriefer

Vala Schriefer is Icelandic-American first year at BCB in the HAST program. Although Vala usually says she’s American, it’s a bit more layered than that; one-part Icelandic, one-part American and having lived in France… She speaks English, Icelandic and French. Vala likes to draw people when they’re not looking, read poetry aloud, memorize Shakespearean soliloquies, and go to the movies. Vala’s favorite way to write is in an absurd, free-associative, train-of-thought prose-poetry-essay style which usually leaves readers disoriented, which Vala likes.

Vala’s articles:

  • Windows
  • A Basic Field Guide to the Hooded Crow
  • New Silences: Writing for Coronavirus
  • A Day in Lecce, Italy
  • And Now, The Generalissimo Will Use These Tortellini to Turn You into a Horse
  • Reflections in the Hall of Mirrors
  • How to Go to the Movies in Berlin
  • Lolita