© Deborah Sue George 2018 All rights reserved
A novelist, screenplay writer, and poet, I co-authored Ignatius Rising: The Life of John Kennedy Toole. I am the sole writer of its related screenplay, NEW ORLEANS SON, as well as INTO THE RIVER, a screenplay based on the life of Navajo visionary artist, David Chethlahe Paladin.
I am a full-scholarship winner in the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, 2018. 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. I have been invited to perform twice at Spark Off Rose, a Los Angeles-based, spoken-word theater.
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; served as a mentor for the WGA-West Vets Writing Project, where I led workshops for veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq; and mentored young women enrolled in 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.
I currently reside in Los Angeles with my husband, David Streit, and out spunky Corgi terrier, Captain Griffin Jones.