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educator , poet

Rita Delores Durrant, American poet, educator. Recipient 2d place poetry award, The Parts Domain, Virginia, 1997. Member of Virginia Poetry Society (vice president 1995-1998, 1st place Sonnet award 1997), Williamsburg Poetry Guild (founder, president 1995—2003), National League American Pen Women (life; vice president 1975, treasurer 1985, 1st place award 1993, 1994, 1995).

Background

Durrant, Rita Delores was born on July 4, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Walter Carl Hilger and Marian Elizabeth George.

Education

Bachelor, Governor's State University, 1977. Master of Arts, Governor's State, 1980.

Career

Freelance writer, Chicago, 1970—1982. Instructor literature Holy Family College, Philadelphia, 1983—1987. Instructor poetry College William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1994—1999, Williamsburg Library., 1997—2003.

Membership

Member of Virginia Poetry Society (vice president 1995-1998, 1st place Sonnet award 1997), Williamsburg Poetry Guild (founder, president 1995—2003), National League American Pen Women (life. Vice president 1975, treasurer 1985, 1st place award 1993, 1994, 1995).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, travel, swimming.

Connections

Married John Merdidith Durrant, February 24, 1945. Children: Michael S., Julie Anne.

father:
Walter Carl Hilger

mother:
Marian Elizabeth George

spouse:
John Merdidith Durrant

children:
Michael S. Durrant

Julie Anne Durrant