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Rhonda L. Claridge

Rhonda L. Claridge, American writer, educator. Scholar, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, 1993. Volunteer staff EarthWatch/Center for Whale Research, Friday Harbour, Washington, 1990; spokesperson Friends of the Environment, Marsh Harbour, 1991—2003, Sheep Mountain Alliance Environmental Organization, Telluride, Colorado, 1996—2003.

Background

  • Claridge, Rhonda L. was born on August 2, 1967 in Nassau, Bahamas. Daughter of William Hugh Claridge and Elizabeth Doreen Falloon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Journalism and Classical Literature, New York University, 1989. Master of Arts in English Literature, University Colorado, Boulder, 1995.

    Career

    • Contributing writer Abaco Life, Raleigh, North Carolina, since 1991, Writers on the Range, Paonia, Colorado, since 2002. Instructor, fiction Ah Haa School for the Arts, Telluride, since 1995. Instructor Mesa State College, Montrose, 1999—2001.

      Resident artist Colorado Young Audiences, Denver, since 1999. Contributing writer Mountain Gazette, Breckenridge, since 2000. English as Second Language instructor Wright Stuff Foundation, Telluride, 2001—2003.

      Teacher English and social studies Forest Heights Academy, Marsh Harbour, The Bahamas, 2002—2003. Editor Streams of Conscience, stories by Telluride High School's Grade 11, Telluride, Colorado, 1996, Valley Floor Anthology, Telluride, Colorado, since 2002. Panelist Colorado Council on the Arts Fiction/Nonfiction Fellowship Awards, Denver, 2001.

    Works

    • Producer: Krapp's Last Tape, 1994. Author: one-act play. Contributor fiction to literature journals and anthology (Colorado Council on the Arts Literature fellow, 1999, Phoebe Fiction award, 1998, Philip Roth Writer-in-Residence, 1997, Transatlantic Review award, 1995, Jovanovitch Imaginative Writing award, 1995, Honorary Mention, Katherine Anne Porter prize, The Nimrod/Hardman awards, 2001, Highly Commended, Commonwealth Broadcasting Prize for Short Fiction, 2001, 3d prize Writers' Society of the Bahamas, 1996).

    Membership

    Volunteer staff EarthWatch/Center for Whale Research, Friday Harbour, Washington, 1990. Spokesperson Friends of the Environment, Marsh Harbour, 1991—2003, Sheep Mountain Alliance Environmental Organization, Telluride, Colorado, 1996—2003.

    Connections

    • Married Sean P. McNamara, July 20, 1996.
    • father: William Hugh Claridge
    • mother: Elizabeth Doreen Falloon
    • spouse: Sean P. McNamara
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    Born August 2, 1967
    (age 49)
    Nationality
    • 1989
      New York University
    • 1995
      University Colorado
    • 1991
      Contributing writer, Abaco Life
      Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
    • 1995
      instructor
      Telluride, Colorado, United States
    • 1999 - 2001
      instructor, Mesa State College
      Montrose, Colorado, United States
    • 1999
      resident, artist Colorado Young Audiences
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 2001 - 2003
      English as Second Language instructor, Wright Stuff Foundation
      Telluride, Colorado, United States
    • 2002 - 2003
      teacher, English and social studies Forest Heights Academy
      Marsh Harbour, Bahamas
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