Marjie Giffin, writer
I have been a Midwesterner since birth and now reside in Indianapolis, where I have raised three children and am active in the Indiana Writers Center. My collegiate years were spent in Bloomington, Indiana, on the beautiful campus of Indiana University, and later in Indianapolis, where I earned an M.A. degree in English from Butler University. I also pursued certification in gifted and talented education from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and taught both college writing and middle school gifted education.
As a writer, I early on focused on regional history, and four of my works were published on a commissioned basis: Water Runs Downhill, If Tables Could Talk, A Walk Through Time, and an abbreviated version of Water Runs Downhill for the Newcomen Association. While teaching gifted students, I also co-authored A Middle School Guide to Literary Terms with another colleague.
More recently, I had a 10-minute play produced in the IndyFringe Short Play Festival and have enjoyed seeing quite a few of my poems published in local and national literary journals.
I consider myself first and foremost a poet, but I am not averse to trying my hand at other genres as a I grow as a writer. Meanwhile, I greatly enjoy time spent with my husband, three adult children, and four grandchildren; reading; travel; and my bi-weekly workshop with three other Indy writer-friends.