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Mary Rose Betten commented on the group 'Literary Fiction Writers'
"Hello literary writers. Don't you love the sound of it? Im a published playwright (Samuel French) as well as published medition writer (People Of The Passion, Sheed & Ward) and (2 chaps and one book) of poetry. You can google my name for…"
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The title says it all!
Jun 28, 2010
JoAnne Braley commented on the blog post ''
"I quite enjoyed "The Inner Ear," for the content as well as the writing. Believe me, I know how she felt! Thanks so much for sharing, Mary Rose. You are inspiring for many of us."
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Mary Rose Betten added a discussion to the group WOMEN READING ALOUD

Ensemble reading

This is so exciting to be able to share. We are doing an ensemble reading of my book: "Finding Your Best Angle," all poems on acting. The date is September 25, 2009 at Santa Barbara City College on stage in Le Forum. I will attach a file of the cover of the book showing the blurbs by: Lynn Redgrave, Marsha Mason, Fannie Flagg, Ursula K. LeGuinn and Robert Osborne the host and anchor of Turner Movie Classics on TV. Included in the readers are teachers of poetry, poets and the Santa Barbara poet…See More
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WRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the power of the writer's voice. Post your readings. Tell us location, time, date. Get your voice out there! All genres welcome. Your voice is important. Raise it!
Jul 4, 2009
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Who I am:
You can google my name:Mary Rose Betten for info & video

Book of the month: Finishing Line Press: "The Prodigal Son's Mother"
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Letters To The World,Red Hen Press 2008, essay & poem anthology of Wompo list serve)
People Of The Passion (meditation monologues) Sheed & Ward 1985
"Hanging Out With Loose Words", 2005, chapbook from Foothills Publishing, New York
"Finding Your Best Angle," subtitled: Give This To An Actor
published by Daniel & Daniel, Fithian Press 2009 First ever book of poems on acting.
"The Prodigal Son's Mother," Finishing LIne Press, 2009
Media outlets that I currently write for:
noNone but I have appeared on: The Tonight Show, Mike Douglas, and Merv Griffin before I retired. I keep my dues active in all 3 acting unions.
My writing is:
Poetry, Plays
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
Services I offer to other writers:
I am on the faculty for "A Room Of Her Own," Ghost Ranch,
New Mexico, 2009 retreat. For Women writers & artists. I am a reading coach.
In September when my book of acting poems comes out I am going to be available to give a talk to actors, "Backstage of an Actor's Heart."
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Lois Klein, Santa Barbara we are a free writing group lead by Lois and we give salons of our work.
My professional associations:
Women In film
The Author's Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Actors Equity Assoc.
American Guild of Radio & TV Artists
The Dramatists Guild
I have taught summers for Perie Longo in the Santa Barbara Writers Poetry workshop

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