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Grace Burgdorf Martin

Grace Burgdorf Martin, American creative writing educator. Certified teacher grades 7-12, New York. Recipient 1st prize Labor in Literature Contest, 1994, award Chautauqua Women's Club Poetry Contest, 1997, 98, others; resident Just Buffalo Literature Center, 1988, Residencies Center for Mark Twain Study, 1989, 90; Chautauqua writer in residence, 1992. Member International Center for Women Playwrights (dramaturg), Just Buffalo Writer's Center.

Background

  • Martin, Grace Burgdorf was born on March 4, 1916 in Buffalo. Daughter of Paul Max and Grace Victoria (Claven) Burgdorf.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Drama and Speech, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1967. Postgraduate, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1968.

    Career

    • Advisory board citizen emeritus Niagara Community College, Sanborn, New York, 1983-1984. Advisory board Unitarian Fellowship, Chautauqua, New York, 1995-1996.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher grades 7-12, New York.

    Works

    • Author: Postcard From Armageddon, 1986, Magic Ain't Nothin' But a Pair o'Big Sleeves, 1988, Grannies: 101, 1992. Playwright: The Coffee Machine, The Broccoli Thing. Contributing journalist: Buffalo News.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian Universalist

    Membership

    Member International Center for Women Playwrights (dramaturg), Just Buffalo Writer's Center.

    Personality

    Interests

    Sculpting.

    Connections

    • Married Edwin Russel Martin, August 1, 1936. Children: Bonnie Jean, Hope Elizabeth.
    • father: Paul Max Burgdorf
    • mother: Grace Victoria (Claven) Burgdorf
    • spouse: Edwin Russel Martin
    • children: Bonnie Jean Martin
    • Hope Elizabeth Martin
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    Born March 4, 1916
    Died July 15, 2003
    (aged 87)
    Nationality
    • 1967
      State University of New York
    • 1968
      State University of New York