Elizabeth Marquis Mayorca is a poet, playwright, essayist, and musician who is also a violin and viola instructor for the Mayorca Music Studio. Elizabeth Marquis~Mayorca received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and Poetry from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU where she received the Rod Marriot Playwriting Award. She has had the honor of being mentored by Paul Selig, Gary Garrison, John Walch, Harrison Calendaria Fletcher, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Robert Vivian, Richard Jackson, Betsy Sholl, and participated in workshops with Sue William Silverman, Patrick Madden, and Cynthia Huntington. She is grateful for their guidance and expertise. She hopes to pass on their hard-earned wisdom.
She is currently sending out two poetry manuscripts and writing a memoir about her New York born, Calabrese grandmother’s life.
Some of her favorite books are Song Poet by Kao Kalia Yang, The Color of Water by James McBride, Half-Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls, Bring Down the Little Birds: On Mothering, Art, Work, and Everything Else by Carmen Gimenez Smith, the poetry of Walter John Hawver, Tarfia Faizullah, Natasha Tretheway, Mary Oliver, Terrance Hayes, Charles Simic, Naomi Shihab Nye, Tracey K. Smith, Vivee Francis, Jane Hirshfield and many others.