Linda María Rodríguez Guglielmoni

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Linda María Rodríguez Guglielmoni, writer and performance artist, was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and has lived in England, Washington, D.C., Michigan, and California. She completed her BA in English and a Minor in Visual Arts at Georgetown University; she studied French at Dijon University in France and Shakespeare and Chaucer at Oxford University in England; and at The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, she completed a Ph.D. Her dissertation was titled: Historical Narratives in the Caribbean: Women Giving Voice to History. In addition, she is a graduate of the Professional Program in Screenwriting at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television where she worked with writer/directors Gordy Hoffman and Simon Herbert. In 2016, her screenplay, Children of the Sea, written during her time at UCLA, was a finalist for the Hedgebrook Screenwriter’s Lab.

Her creative work has appeared in Dismantle (2014, Introduction: Junot Diaz), Caribbean Erotic: Poetry, Prose & Essays (2010, Editors: Opal Palmer Adisa and Donna Weir-Soley), and From Totems to Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas, 1900-2002 (2003, Editor: Ishmael Reed). Her awards include The Caribbean Writer‘s David Hough Literary Prize, Glimmer Train‘s Family Matters Honorable Mention, a Carve Magazine‘s Raymond Carver Best Story Award, and an NEH/Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades. Her prize winning poem, The Coconut Man, was adapted into a short film that premiered at the 2015 Rincón International Film Festival. Her short story, Nena se va de paseo con sus amigos/ Nena Goes for a Walk with her Friends, is now a dramatic pantomine that includes puppetry and elements of solo performance, and is regularly performed at book fairs and at the Mayagüez Children’s Library and has been enjoyed by thousands of children and grown-ups alike. She most recently appeared in the short film, Flower Office, directed by Ellen Nielsen. This film will premiere for the general public in Chicago in October

 

 

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