Bachelor, Governor's State University, 1977. Master of Arts, Governor's State, 1980.
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.
(Book by Chudwin, Caryl, Durrant, Rita)
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).
Married John Merdidith Durrant, February 24, 1945. Children: Michael S., Julie Anne.