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Julie Maloney, author of the novel A Matter of Chance (She Writes Press, 2018), about an 8-year-old girl’s disappearance from a New Jersey shore town and her mother’s relentless search for her child, even in the face of life-threatening danger, will be interviewed by longtime Guild teacher Dorothy Randall Gray.
Julie Maloney is the founder/director of Women Reading Aloud, a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting women writers. She is a trained workshop leader in the Amherst Writers and Artists Method and holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a former dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of the Julie Maloney Dance Company in New York City. Her book of poems, Private Landscape, was published by Arseya Press. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Tiferet, WomenKin, Paterson Literary Review. She is a frequent speaker on “Writing as a Life Tool.” As director of Women Reading Aloud, she leads writing workshops throughout the year. Julie will return to the island of Alonnisos in September 2018 to lead her eighth international writer’s retreat in Greece. www.juliemaloney.net
Dorothy Randall Gray is the bestselling author of Soul Between the Lines: Freeing Your Creative Spirit Through Writing (Avon/HarperCollins), an inspirational teacher, a prize-winning artist, and a global activist. She has been featured on radio and television and at universities and cultural centers throughout the world. She has been a Poet-in-Residence at Hunter College, a National Public Radio commentator, an NYU faculty member, and a literary consultant to the United Nations. She is the author of Muse Blues, The Passion Collection, Woman, Family, A Taste of Tamarinda, and Sharing the Same Sky, and the editor of the anthology MuseMatrix. Her writings have appeared in San Gabriel Quarterly Review, Drum Voices, The New York Times, Best Black Women's Erotica, SisterFire, and Personal Journaling, among others. Dorothy’s creative writing workshops and healing seminars have been commissioned by the National Writers Union, PEN America, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon Institute, and other organizations. Highlights of her life include sharing the dais with the Dalai Lama and boogying with James Baldwin. www.DorothyRandallGray.com