Bewildering Stories biography
After traveling across the country for three years helping her husband set up speed-reading programs, they lived on Long Island in New York for twenty-one years with their daughter and son. Her husband was a high school English teacher while Marjorie finished her B.A. in English, wrote press release, news stories, poetry and prose. She currently lives in Florida.
Her short stories, “Genealogy of an Escape Artist” and “The Flower Garden Dress” have appeared in The Driftwood XXV, a literary anthology. Her story, “The Woman in the Glass” was published in Senior Life Newspaper. “Friday, the Thirteenth of August,” “The Cats Next Door,” “A Thousand Suitcases,” “Silver Horse Saloon,” “Lunch Hour,” and “The Man on The Bench” have appeared in The Contributor. “Another Day in Paradises,” “The Applicant,” and “House for Sale” were published in the magazine, Literary Liftoff, a publication of Space Coast Writer's Guild.
Eleven of her poems have been published in Driftwood, three of them in Somniloquy and two in The Denver Post. (Her poetry also appeared long ago in the Tommy Knawker and in The Sluice Box when she was in high school in Colorado and when for three years she wrote the column, Society's Youth for The Tommy Knawker.) Her regional news articles and Bayport-Blue Point and Bellport News community pages appeared in print in The Long Island Advance when she was a reporter and copywriter. She wrote the Hauppauge's Society column for Smithtown News on Long Island for a year. Her article, “Melbourne Beach Founders' Day,” was published in Florida Today.
Marjorie has been a member of Scribblers of Brevard for more than seven years and was literary editor for Driftwood XXV, 2006. She has attended the Winter Park Writers' Round Table in Winter Park, Florida for more than twelve years.
She's appeared in plays at Colorado State, now Northern University, in Greeley with the lead in Solid Gold Cadillac as Laura Partridge, as Meg in Holiday for Lovers, and as Clarissa in Reluctant Debutante. She also appeared in Hamlet and Teahouse of the August Moon. At Actor's Studio in Denver she played the lead of Celia in Hatful of Rain for twenty-nine performances. In Colorado Springs she portrayed Ellen Turner in The Male Animal. In Chicago, she toured with Jack and Jill Players as Perdixia in King Midas and had a small part in I Remember Mama. In New York she studied acting with Vera Soloviova at Carnegie Hall.
She has a Bachelor's degree in English literature from Hofstra University on Long Island where she was a Bernard L. Vinson Scholar.
Copyright © 2007 by Marjorie Salzwedel