Writer’s Forum 01/12/06

WERU’S Writers Forum hosted by Dr. Betty Parker Duff began 2006 with the authors who were the inspiration for the program. They are all members of the Deer Isle Morning Writers Group and contributors to the first edition of the Eggemoggin Reach Review.

The January 12 program featured Anne Burton, Sucha Cardoza, Brenda Gilchrist, and Nancy Hodermarsky.

Anne Larkosh Burton moved to Burnt Cove in Stonington four years ago, where she takes instructions in relaxation techniques from her orange tabby, Bobcat. She writes poetry and personal essays and is presently working on a Spiritual Odyssey. In a former life she worked as a Family Therapist and Pastoral Counselor.

Sucha Cardoza came to writing through acting, which she studied in New York with Irene Dailey and New Mexico with the late Kim Stanley. Her teachers, with whom she also worked and taught, continue to inform her life as a writer. Her work has appeared in Sunstone, the Santa Fe Literary Review, Primavera, and the Eggemoggin Reach Review She lives on Little Deer Isle with her dogs.

Brenda Gilchrist wrote, illustrated and designed four books published by Braceypoint Press, Deer Isle, including Paws for Peace and Gabi’s Doggone Totally Awesome Guide to Maine. After thirty years in art books publishing in New York, she moved to Deer Isle year round in 1990. Her work has appeared in the Maine Times and the Eggemoggin Reach Review. She received an honorable mention the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliances’s 2005 Open Writing Competition.

Nancy Hodermarsky of Deer Isle, itinerant teacher in Rome, Athens, New York City, Cleveland; attorney for safe crackers, broken lives, broken marriages in western Massachusetts; has studied poetry with Stephen Dunn, Robert Farnsworth and April Ossman at Stonecoast and MWPA workshops in Maine, published in USI Worksheets.