Elizabeth Marquis~Mayorca received 1st prize for the Poets for Human Rights, Anita McAndrews Award for “A rock shaped like a house, found in the mountains.” Her poems have been featured in the Houston Poetry Fest publication, Central Texas Live Poets Society Anthology, Vox Poetica, The Issue (of the Worcester County Poetry Association, MA), NYU’s Minetta Review, and Austin’s International Poetry Festival. “Sewing in Syria” was published in New Monologues for Women by Women, through Heinemann Drama. Her plays have been produced at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, the State Theater in Austin, Texas through Scriptworks and at Golden Thread Productions in San Francisco, California. With her sister Francesca Greene, she created Sister Symmetry a book of original poetry and paintings. She edited and wrote the introduction and afterward for Sea of Images (The Collected Poems of Walter John Hawver: Soldier-Patriot-Poet). Both of these books are available for purchase. Please contact her through the contact page. She is currently sending out two poetry manuscripts and writing a memoir about her New York born, Calabrese grandmother’s life. Six days a week, she can be found teaching violin in her home studio in Texas, where she lives with her two daughters and husband. 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.​