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Dr. Irene S. Levine becomes a Factory Worker!

Published: March 9, 2011 | Last Updated: December 17, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

I am delighted to announce that I’m a new member of The Marmaduke
Writing Factory in Pleasantville, New York. The purpose of the group is
to offer both a quiet writing refuge and a meeting place where the
member writers can do readings, networking, and community outreach. I suspect it will also be a place where I’ll make new friends.


A little bit about the group:  In
September 2010, ten writers based in Westchester formed a collective,
planning to share a writing space in the historic Marmaduke Forster House. The idea for the group was conceived by author Nancy Rosanoff,
who, along with John Krysco, owns the restored Victorian mansion.
Rosanoff initially approached Pleasantville-based writer Ben Cheever,
who, along with Mount Kisco writer Warren Berger, formed the group.


You may recognize the names of the other Factory Workers (or you may have read their books). The eight other local writers and editors who joined Berger and Cheever in
inaugurating the group include: Kate Buford, Pat Eisemann, Marilyn Johnson, Mary
Murphy, Frank Prete, Gary Sledge, Bob Sullivan, and Joe Wallace. Simon
Schama joined the following month, bringing the group to 11. Three new
members were invited to join in March 2011—Jane Gross,
Deborah Schupack and me.


You can check out my fellow writers’ profiles under "Factory Workers" on the right column of the home page.


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  2. Margie Goldsmith says:

    YEAAAAAAA Irene! You GO girl!

  3. Irene says:

    I’m excited!

  4. Hi Irene – this is fantastic news. Congrats on being part of this illustrious group. (I’m jealous)


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