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The Board of Directors for Writers Anonymous:
          The Board           Margaret Rush
          Rita Moritz           Susan Mann
          Harry Moritz           Sandy Richardson
The Board  
Back Row:
   Rita Moritz; Harry Moritz; Sandy Richardson
Front Row:
   Margaret Rush; Susan Mann


Rita Moritz  
     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 Alabama.
     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 Project," 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, and the 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:
Harry Moritz  
     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 Prodigal Projects.
     Contact Harry at:
Margaret Rush  
     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 Mann  
Susan is the librarian at the Pell City Public Library.

Contact Susan at: susan@writersanonymous.us

Sandy Richardson  
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 the 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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