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Claire Rita Burch, American writer. Grantee City of Berkeley, 1989-2005, California Arts Council, 1991-1994, Seva Foundation, 1996, San Francisco Foundation, 1999, Alameda Arts Council, 1997, Puffin Foundation, 1999, Winfred Foundation; recipient Carnegie award, 1978-1979, Lifetime award Bay Area Film Festival, 2003.

Background

Burch, Claire Rita was born on February 19, 1925 in New York City. Daughter of Albert I. and Dorothy (Denhoff) Cohen.

Education

Bachelor, Washington Square College, New York City, 1947.

Career

Editor, writer, New York City, 1947-1950. Freelance writer, 1950-1968. Adjunct professor Union of Experimenting Colleges, Antioch, New York, 1970-1973.

Editor, freelance writer various national magazines, New York City, 1974-1978. Contributing editor Northern California Psychiatric Network News, Berkeley, 1978-1983. Artistic director Art and Education Media Inc., California.

Distributor Regent Press, Oakland. Distributor Facets Multimedia, Chicago, Tapeworm, California, Solid Entertainment, San Francisco. Conducted numerous workshops in field.

Works

Connections

Married Bradley A. Burch, April 24, 1944 (deceased 1967). Children: Laurie (deceased), Thomas (deceased), Emily, Elizabeth.

father:
Albert I. Cohen

mother:
Dorothy (Denhoff) Cohen

spouse:
Bradley A. Burch

children:
Laurie Burch (deceased)

Emily Burch

Elizabeth Burch

Thomas Burch (deceased)