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Marjorie Massey Schuck

editor , publisher , author's consultant

Marjorie Massey Schuck, American publisher, editor, author's consultant. Named One of 76 Florida Patriots, Florida Bicentennial Commission, 1976; recipient 1st annual People of Dedication award Salvation Army, Tampa, 1984; named to Poetica Hall of Fame, Tampa Bay Poetry Council, 1994, Hall of Fame, St. Petersburg, 1997; presented with the keys to the City of St. Petersburg, 1997.


Schuck, Marjorie Massey was born on October 9, 1921 in Winchester, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Carl Frederick and Margaret Harriet (Parmele) Massey.


Student, University Minnesota, 1943. Student, New School, New York City, 1948. Student, New York University, 1955.


Member editorial board St. Petersburg (Florida) Poetry Association, 1967-1968. Co-editor, public Poetry Venture magazine, St. Petersburg, 1968-1969, editor, public, 1969-1979. Co-editor, public Poetry Venture Quarterly Essays, Volunteer I, 1968-1969, Volunteer II, 1970-1971.

Public, editor poetry anthologies, from 1972. Founder, owner, president Valkyrie Press, Inc. (now Valkyrie Public House), from 1972.

Consultant designs and formats trade publications, annual reports, literature books and pamphlets, since 1973. Founder Valkyrie Press Roundtable Workshop and Forum for Writers, 1975-1979. Established Valkyrie Press Reference Library., 1976-1980.

Public, editor The Valkyrie International Newsletter, 1986-1996. Executive director Inter-Cultural Forum Villanor Center, Tampa, Florida, 1987-1994. Director education The Villanor Museum Fine and Decorative Arts, Tampa, 1994, St. Petersburg, 1994-1998.

President Found for Human Potentials, Inc., Tampa, 1988-1994. Representative distributor Marg Art Publications of India (Bombay), 1992-1998. Member president council University South Florida, 1993-1995.

Lecturer in field; judge poetry and speech contests Gulf Beach Women's Club, 1970, Fine Arts Festival district 14 American Federation Women's Clubs, 1970, South and West, Inc., 1972, The Sunstone Review, 1973, International Toastmistress Clubs, 1974, 78, Beaux Arts Poetry Festival, 1983, 89, 92-99, 2000-2001. Judge poetry contest Florida State conference National League American Pen Women, 1989, Tampa Bay Poetry Council, 1994-1998. Judge Florida Governor's Screenwriters Competition, 1984-1996.


Corresponding-recording secretary Women's Auxiliary Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, 1947-1959. Active St. Petersburg Museum Fine Arts (charter), St. Petersburg Sister City Committee, St. Petersburg Arts Center Association. Member Committee of 100 of Pinellas County, Inc., executive board, 1975-1977, membership chairman, 1975-1977.

Public relations chairman Society for Prevention Cruelty to Animals, 1968-1971, board directors, 1968-1971, 75-77. Founder, member Pinellas County Arts Council, 1976-1979, chairman, 1977-1978. Member grant review panel for literature Fine Arts Council of Florida, 1979.

Member, board directors Tampa Bay Poetry Foundation, Inc., 1995-1998, lecturer, 1995-1998, advisory board, 1998-1900. Board directors Healing Love of Jesus Ministry, Inc., St. Petersburg, 2000-2001. Member Academy American Poets (founder), Florida State Poets Association, Florida Suncoast Writers' Conferences (founder, co-director, lecturer 1973-1983, 97-98, advisory board 1984-1996), Coordinating Council Literature Magazines, Friends of Library. of St. Petersburg, Suncoast Management Institute (executive board, chairman Women in Management 1977-1978), Pi Beta Phi.


Married Ernest George Metcalfe, December 2, 1943 (divorced October 1949). Married Franz Schuck, November 11, 1953 (deceased January 1958).

Carl Frederick Massey

Margaret Harriet (Parmele) Massey

Ernest George Metcalfe

Franz Schuck