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Rita Delores Durrant

Rita Delores Durrant, American poet, educator. Recipient 2d place poetry award, The Parts Domain, Virginia, 1997. Member of Virginia Poetry Society (vice president 1995-1998, 1st place Sonnet award 1997), Williamsburg Poetry Guild (founder, president 1995—2003), National League American Pen Women (life; vice president 1975, treasurer 1985, 1st place award 1993, 1994, 1995).

Background

  • Durrant, Rita Delores was born on July 4, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Walter Carl Hilger and Marian Elizabeth George.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Governor's State University, 1977. Master of Arts, Governor's State, 1980.

    Career

    • Freelance writer, Chicago, 1970—1982. Instructor literature Holy Family College, Philadelphia, 1983—1987. Instructor poetry College William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1994—1999, Williamsburg Library., 1997—2003.

    Works

    • Author: College After 30, 1981.

    Membership

    Member of Virginia Poetry Society (vice president 1995-1998, 1st place Sonnet award 1997), Williamsburg Poetry Guild (founder, president 1995—2003), National League American Pen Women (life. Vice president 1975, treasurer 1985, 1st place award 1993, 1994, 1995).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, travel, swimming.

    Connections

    • Married John Merdidith Durrant, February 24, 1945. Children: Michael S., Julie Anne.
    • father: Walter Carl Hilger
    • mother: Marian Elizabeth George
    • spouse: John Merdidith Durrant
    • children: Michael S. Durrant
    • Julie Anne Durrant
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    Nationality
    • 1977
      Gov.'s State University
    • 1980
      Governor's State
    • 1970 - 1982
      Freelance writer
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1983 - 1987
      instructor, literature Holy Family College
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1994 - 1999
      instructor, poetry College William & Mary
      Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
    • 1997 - 2003
      instructor, poetry College William & Mary

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