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Marjorie Skelly

 

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First name
Marjorie
Last name
Skelly
 

Contact Information

Company Name
none
Email (Alternate)
Address 1
1527 West Granville Ave.
City
Chicago
State
Illinois
ZIP
60660
Phone (Office)
7734505419
Phone (Home)
7734505419
Phone (Mobile)
7734505419
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Summary
I offer imaginative answers to difficult questions, insightful out-of-the-box thinking, and a good balance between the creative and the already existing. I am persistent, thoughtful and both highly individualistic and collaborative.
Details
My 2015 book titled The Unpublished Poet was published with In Extenso Press and includes essays, short stories, creative non-fiction, and poetry. The book was endorsed by former Poet Laureate of Indiana Norbert Krapf. One story of mine in this book titled "Standing in the Dark with my Family" was three times given Finalist status with the highly reputable editors of the Glimmer Train anthologies, and another story, not included in The Unpublished Poet, "The Day her Feet Stood Still in 1968" was twice given Honorable Mention status, also with Glimmer Train. I have won first place poetry awards once with the Jo Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Contest through Evanston Public Library, twice with the Palatine Public Library, and twice with Poets and Patrons. I have one story nominated for an Illinois Arts Council Award and another story that was awarded Second Place in a National Organization for Women Fiction Contest. I have also published with National Safety Council, Dartnell Corporation, Pulitzer Lerner Newspapers, Village Rambler, Tall Grass Writers' Guild Anthologies, Black Maria, Primavera, Korone, Rambunctious Review, and Substance Newspaper (Substitute Teachers with Chicago Board of Education). In addition to writing award winning poetry and fiction, other genres I have written in include Business/Office, Education, and Safety.
Education
Master of Arts Degree in English, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago; a technical writing class at DePaul University, Chicago; Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with strong emphasis in fiction, poetry, essay, and research paper writing, University of Iowa, Iowa City. I also attended Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL, for one year in a Master of Divinity program.
Experience
> 20 years
Expertise
  • Education
Specialty
  • Biography | Memoir
  • Books
  • Brochures
  • Fiction

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