Deborah George Streit

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Who is she?

A novelist, screenplay writer, and poet, I coauthored Ignatius Rising, The Life of John Kennedy Toole, as well as its screenplay adaptation. I am also sole writer of Into The River, a screenplay based on the life of Navajo visionary artist, David Chethlahe Paladin. By invitation, I have read my work at cultural art centers in Paris, France, in participation with Cecelia Woloch's Paris Poetry Workshops. A member of poet Cathy Colman's writers group, I was a finalist in the Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest, fall 2010. I currently reside in Los Angeles with my husband, David Streit.

In addition to my writing, I have been involved in teaching, outreach, and mentoring work. I have been nationally recognized for my writing workshops with The Drama Club at Louisiana State Penitentiary. I serve as a mentor for the WGA-West Vets Writing Project, where I lead workshops for veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. Additionally, I am a mentor for Write Girl, a nonprofit which provides guidance for at-risk high school girls interested in becoming writers.

My poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Chaffin Journal, Clackamas Literary Review, Compass Rose, Darkling Magazine, Eclipse, ellipsis...literature and art, Folly, The Portland Review, Quiddity, Rosebud, Soundings East, and Studio One, among others.