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Claire Braz-Valentine Edit Profile

playwright , writer

Claire Braz-Valentine, American writer, playwright. Recipient Outstanding Woman in Santa Cruz award, Commission for Status of Women, Santa Cruz, 1999. Volunteer mother/infant program California State Prison, Watsonville, 1997; Member of National Organization of Women, International League Women Playwrights, Writer's Union.

Background

Braz-Valentine, Claire was born on July 22, 1939 in San Francisco, California, United States. Daughter of George John Braz and Clara Roy.

Education

Graduate, Immaculate Conception Academy, San Francisco, 1957.

Career

Assistant to chair University California, Santa Cruz, 1979—1993, writing instructor, 1998. Guest lecturer Cabrillo College, Aptos, California, since 1990, Deanza College, Cupertino, California, 1997, Grand Valley State, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1997, Evergreen College, San Jose County, 2000. Workshop teacher William James Association, California, 1990—2002.

Artist-in-school Cultural Council, Santa Cruz County, California, 1990—1999.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Playwright: This One Thing I Do, 1989, Ashes, 2001.

Membership

Volunteer mother/infant program California State Prison, Watsonville, 1997. Member of National Organization of Women, International League Women Playwrights, Writer's Union.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Writing, journalism, poetry.

Connections

Married Richard Kier, August 23, 1959 (divorced 1972). Children: Thomas Kier, Daniel Kier, Scott Kier. Married Jimmy Willins, 1973 (divorced 1978).

father:
George John Braz

mother:
Clara Roy

spouses:
Richard Kier

Jimmy Willins

children:
Thomas Kier Braz-Valentine

Daniel Kier Braz-Valentine

Scott Kier Braz-Valentine