Frances Roth’s writing has been greatly informed by her 20 years in theater as an actress and singer. She has toured the United States with two national companies – ‘The King and I’ with Yul Brynner and’ Man of LaMancha’ with Richard Kiley – and has sung with choruses of both the New York Opera and the Metropolitan Opera. “After all those years developing characters for the stage it was a natural transition to creating characters for the page,” she says. “I write poetry and short fiction and enjoy performing my spoken-word pieces for an audience.” Frances also writes poetry and has had several poems published in the literary nature journal Avocet. She has given readings at the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers and the Mad River Literary Festival. She has also presented workshops on writing to prompts and how to read poetry and fiction out loud.