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Madonna Dries Christensen, American writer. Court monitor Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Arlington County, Virginia, 1978—1979; member Arlington County Fair Board, 1985—1993; contest coordinator, editor Doorways, Sarasota, since 1997; Member of Gulf Coast Writers, Thema Literature Society, International Women's Writing Guild, Emerald Coast Writers, West Coast Writers.

Background

Christensen, Madonna Dries was born on September 17, 1935 in Ashton, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Frank Anton and Agnes Isabella (Guertin) Dries.

Education

Certs. in creative writing, University Virginia, 1984. Certs. in creative writing, University Virginia, 1988.

Career

Founder/facilitator Gulf Coast Writers, Sarasota, Florida, 1994—1995. Contbg editor Writer's Guidelines and News magazine, Sarasota, Florida, 1998—2001, Jamaica, New York, 2001—2002. Contbg member Thema Literature Society, Metairie, Louisiana, since 1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor chapters to books The Writer's Handbook. Co-editor: (anthology) Tapestry. Author: Swinging Sisters.

      Contributor anthology Mothers and Daughters: A Poetry Collection.

Membership

Court monitor Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Arlington County, Virginia, 1978—1979. Member Arlington County Fair Board, 1985—1993. Contest coordinator, editor Doorways, Sarasota, since 1997.

Member of Gulf Coast Writers, Thema Literature Society, International Women's Writing Guild, Emerald Coast Writers, West Coast Writers.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Genealogy, reading, doll collecting.

Connections

Married Gary Lee Christensen, May 22, 1965. 1 child Jill Christensen Buzby.

father:
Frank Anton Dries

mother:
Agnes Isabella (Guertin) Dries

spouse:
Gary Lee Christensen

child:
Jill Christensen Buzby Christensen