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Julia Ridge
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Attended Stonecoast MFA
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My Few Minutes With Andy Rooney
                                                    My Few Minutes With Andy Rooney                                                                                              and     The High Cost of Plastic Surgery Remember Andy Rooney, the 60 Minutes wr...
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Since July the Portland Press Herald’s
(PPH) has been reporting on the University of Southern Maine (USM) Interim
President David Flanagan’s strategic plan for the future of USM.  PPH’s Maine
Voices, Another View and the editorial board’s Our View have been...
Since July the Portland Press Herald’s (PPH) has been reporting on the University of Southern Maine (USM) Interim President David Flanagan’s strategic plan for the future of USM.  PPH’s Maine Voices, Another View and the edit...
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Look To The West
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Within, then Look to the West. In
recent weeks, the Portland Press Herald (PPH) has published a variety of
points-of-view through Maine Voices and Our View regarding the budget and
identity woes of the University of Southern Maine (USM). In order to fi...
Look Within, then Look to the West. In recent weeks, the Portland Press Herald (PPH) has published a variety of points-of-view through Maine Voices and Our View regarding the budget and identity woes of the University of S...
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Look to the West
Look Within, then Look to the West. In recent weeks, the Portland Press Herald (PPH) has
published a variety of points-of-view through Maine Voices and Our View regarding the budget and identity woes of the University of Southern Maine
(USM).   Some make va...
Look Within, then Look to the West. In recent weeks, the Portland Press Herald (PPH) has published a variety of points-of-view through Maine Voices and Our View regarding the budget and identity woes of the University of S...
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Annotation. All the King's Men. Focus: Robert Penn Warren's great sentences.
On Robert Penn Warren’s All The King’s Men I loved this book: the story, the characters,
the setting, the plot, and of course the narrator, but the most important thing
for me to say about this book and how it can influence my writing is his
incredible pros...
On Robert Penn Warren’s All The King’s Men I loved this book: the story, the characters, the setting, the plot, and of course the narrator, but the most important thing for me to say about this book and how it can influenc...
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Annotation. The Great Gatsby. Focus: Fitzgerald's juxtaposing contrasts.
The Great Gatsby ,
by F.Scott Fitzgerald                                       Fitzgerald
develops the enormous and enigmatic character Jay Gatsby through the first
person narrative of Nick Carraway.   Through his eyes the complex story unfolds through clue...
The Great Gatsby, by F.Scott Fitzgerald                                       Fitzgerald develops the enormous and enigmatic character Jay Gatsby through the first person narrative of Nick Carraway.  Through his eyes the ...
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The Pier
The Pier   My
parents grew up in Maine during the depression. My mother was from
Saco; my father was from Biddeford. The Saco River separates the two. While I don’t know where my parents met, I do know they were in
high school—my mother at Thornton Academ...
The Pier  My parents grew up in Maine during the depression. My mother was from Saco; my father was from Biddeford. The Saco River separates the two. While I don’t know where my parents met, I do know they were in hig...
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Look To The West
Look Within, then Look to Montana. Since July the Portland Press Herald’s
(PPH) has been reporting on the University of Southern Maine (USM) Interim
President David Flanagan’s strategic plan for the future of USM.  PPH’s Maine
Voices, Another View and the e...
Look Within, then Look to Montana. Since July the Portland Press Herald’s (PPH) has been reporting on the University of Southern Maine (USM) Interim President David Flanagan’s strategic plan for the future of USM.  PPH’s Mai...
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Number 17 Your graying hair, the
asymmetry of your face, your hammertoe, and the sneaker that made space for
it—a space still holding shape in a box in my house. Alone on your floor with a stricken heart: “Lie still,
lie still . . . breaking heart.” We pour...
Number 17 Your graying hair, the asymmetry of your face, your hammertoe, and the sneaker that made space for it—a space still holding shape in a box in my house. Alone on your floor with a stricken heart: “Lie still, li...
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Excerpt from Memoir: The Pier
The Pier   My parents grew up in the depression in Maine. My mother was from Saco; my father was from Biddeford. The Saco River separates the two. While I don’t know where my parents met, I do know they were in
high school—my mother at Thornton Academy in S...
The Pier  My parents grew up in the depression in Maine. My mother was from Saco; my father was from Biddeford. The Saco River separates the two. While I don’t know where my parents met, I do know they were in high sc...
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Annotation (excerpt). The Grapes of Wrath. Focus: Steinbeck's skillful use of dialogue to move action.
Excerpt Annotation: The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck Steinbeck’s
construct teaches us to look for hope in the small places, to narrow our
thinking to what we can control.   He
suggests to us when we are faced with such adversity we whittle away at our
ex...
Excerpt Annotation: The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck Steinbeck’s construct teaches us to look for hope in the small places, to narrow our thinking to what we can control.  He suggests to us when we are faced with such ad...
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Annotation. All the King's Men. Robert Penn Warrens great sentences. Power in the construct.
On Robert Penn Warren’s All The King’s Men I loved this book:
the story, the characters, the setting, the plot, and of course the narrator,
but the most important thing for me to say about this book and how it can
influence my writing is his incredible pros...
On Robert Penn Warren’s All The King’s Men I loved this book: the story, the characters, the setting, the plot, and of course the narrator, but the most important thing for me to say about this book and how it can influenc...
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Education
  • Stonecoast MFA
    Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, 2012 - 2014
  • Stonecoast MFA
    University of Southern Maine, 2012 - 2014
  • Univeristy of Southern Maine
    Bachelor of Arts in Communication, 2011
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Writing; Copy Editing
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  • Freelance Writing
    present
  • Self-Employed
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Portland, Maine
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