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Rhonda L. Claridge Edit Profile

educator , writer

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

  • Other Work

    • 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