Moritz; Harry Moritz; Sandy Richardson
Margaret Rush; Susan Mann
Pell City's culture became richer when Rita Moritz moved here eight years
ago from Virginia. As well as bringing her love of poetry and writing
with her, she also brought fresh ideas to the artists and poets of
Rita’s poetry has appeared in various
publications, and she has brought a "Day of Poetry" to schools both in
Virginia and Alabama. She founded the "First Poets and Painters
which is based on her previous experiences in Virginia. In April, 2012 she was
a featured poet at "A Night of Poetry" in Pell City, which was sponsored
by Writers Anonymous and the
Pell City Public Library.
She is a member of the
Alabama State Poetry Society,
St. Clair County Council of the Arts.
Retirement hasn’t slowed Rita down and she is the founder of
Writers Anonymous, a local
poetry group that meets monthly to share their poetry and
both challenge and encourage other poets.
She has continued to write poetry and other things and
is currently working on a non-fiction book entitled "Precious
Prodigal" and has a
blog by that same name. She
also speaks at churches and for various organizations and institutions
on a variety of subjects.
Contact Rita at:
After six years’ military service with the U.S. Army
Security Agency in Thailand, he obtained his B.S. and
M.S. majoring in geology and is a Registered Professional Geologist and member of MENSA.
Harry worked with various agencies within the
Department of the Interior (DOI) serving both as a field
geologist and as a Washington Office supervisory geologist. Harry spent most of his career working as
the Branch Chief for coal and solid mineral Federal onshore
mining operations. He was also responsible for teaching writing directives
in Plain English and won a
Nationwide Webmaster Design Award.
Harry has two lifetime teaching credentials from the
State of California for adult education. He has taught at
University, Community College and at the high school
substitute (part time) teacher levels.
Currently Harry does some internet Webmaster consulting
and works with Rita on Writers Anonymous and Precious
Contact Harry at:
Relatively new to actual writing, Margaret has had a secret
desire to write since childhood. The desire was launched
when Rita invited her to "A Night of Poetry" at the Pell
City Public Library. She is a core member of Writer's
Anonymous and a member of Alabama State Poetry Society.
Margaret holds an Associate Degree in General Studies
and a B.S. in Medical Records Administration from Samford
University in Birmingham and a joint degree from University
of Alabama Birmingham. Her certification is a national
Registered Records Administration and a member of several
professional organizations. She worked in healthcare
administration in hospitals and home health facilities in
Georgia and Alabama before retiring in 2010.
Margaret writes poetry inspired by nature, everyday
life, her values and beliefs and her poetry is both serious
and funny. Her love for the written word is an inheritance
shared by aunts, cousins and her late dad, who are writers.
Contact Margaret at:
||Susan is the librarian at
the Pell City Public Library.
Contact Susan at: firstname.lastname@example.org
||Sandra has been writing
since she was eight years old and it is an avocation she has
enjoyed all her life. She had her first poem published in
Philadelphia Inquirer when she was ten. She enjoys all
types of writing, but poetry is her favorite. Her writings
have been published in several publications, although never
for money. That, she says, makes her a true "starving
artist.” She gets much pleasure from sharing her poems with
others. Many of her poems are humorous, many are serious,
but all are written from her heart.
Contact Sandra at:
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