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For the Mineapolis/St.Paul/Minnesota area:
Mary graduated from North St. Paul High School, North St. Paul, MN and The College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN (BA in English, 1976). She attended graduate school at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in the M.A. program in American Studies from 1979-1981, where she began formal studies of women's spirituality and comparative religion.
Matter What (Mary's first novel) was a 1994 fiction finalist for
the Minnesota Book Award.
twice awarded a writing residency at Norcroft:
character in The Singing of Swans is Italian American.
Mary is the daughter of first-generation Italian immigrants.
She was raised Catholic and attended St. Patrick's Parochial School in Seneca Falls, NY.
Her father and three of her four brothers currently live in western NY.
She was guest speaker at Nancy Caronia's writing class, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ for Finding Grace.
Guest speaker at Edvige Giunta's memoir writing class, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ for Voices of the Soft-bellied Warrior.
Reading, 2003 American Italian Historical Association (AIHA) annual conference, Hunter College, New York, NY.
Reading from No Matter What, 1998 AIHA conference evening showcase of writers.
The Singing of Swans focuses on the Divine Feminine.
Mary took part in two Dark Mother study tours (2001 to Sicily, 2004 to Sargegna) led by Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum, professor in the Women's Studies program at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
The 2001 Dark Mother Study Tour to Sicily greatly influenced the subject matter of The Singing of Swans.
Spring 2002 guest speaker at Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum's class on the Dark Mother at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA.
Mary has been an independent scholar of the Divine Feminine since 1976.
Mary teaches workshops on the Divine Feminine in the Denver metro area.
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