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Marcielle Brandler has been producing events and publishing her work since 1976. Her short story, “Chuz Off,” will be published by Red Hen Press in their Los Angeles Fiction Anthlogy (2016). Marcielle is producing and emceeing open mics. She appears in 2005-2011 Who’s Who in the World, and 2003-09 Who’s Who of American Women. She acted as a judge for the 2007- 2008 31st District PTSA Reflections Writing Competition for High School and Junior High School student stories and poems. <www.31stDistrictPTSA.org>. An article about her appears on the cover of the San Gabriel Valley Weekly, Apr. 11, 2008 following her book signing at Sierra Madre Books. She spoke at the Whittier Literacy Council on tutoring and they published her article in their newsletter. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Professional Writing and Poetry in 1994. Her poems have been translated into Czech, French, Arabic, and Spanish, and published internationally. While in Buenos Aires, she finished her book of poems, The Breathing House and read her work there. Her poem, “Eden,” won First Place in Mt. San Antonio College’s 1997 Writers Day Festival. Her poem, “The Civilian, The Siege,“ was praised by the LA Weekly’s Evelyn McDonnell, as one of the best in the CD anthology called Disclosure. She organized poetry readings for her group Urban Mobile Poets and the Literacy Campaign in the 1980’s. As a former singer/songwriter, he poetry is lyrical and sensual. She has been Entertainment Writer for Sierra Madre Vista and the Creative Line Magazine, and was a writer for Religion & Ethics Digest. She was a featured poet at Universita Karlova and Radost in Prague, Czech Republic. She has shared the stage with Dwight Yoakum, David Lee Roth, James Ragan, Wanda Coleman, and many others. In 1994 and 1995, she helped organize and host International PEN’s Celebration of Banned Books. PEN Many film and literary celebrities read from their favorite banned books in a two-day event on Santa Monica’s Promenade.
Marcielle was associate Producer on the film The Last Weekend with the American Film Institute, which aired on Lifetime Television. She was a judge in the Poetry Competition in 2001 at Los Angeles City College. She teaches college English. Her artwork of social commentary appears in the September 11th Photo Project, which is on tour around the country. She has been organizing poetry events and workshops since the early eighties to benefit various organizations. A variety show, Lives in the Balance (2002), Marcielle organized and hosted, made $800 for the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness. She has raised money and consciousness for Doctors Without Borders, In the Arms of Words: Poetry for Victims of the Tsunami, and many other organizations.
She has directed poetry workshops with California Poets in the Schools for 18 years. Through Performing Tree’s teaching program, she mentored a younger poet to direct poetry workshops with 4th-grade children at Los Robles Academy with a grant from the California Arts Council. She was one of the organizers, emcees, and featured artists at the Artists Helping Artists Expo at Cal State Northridge 2003, and she also organized a reading called Peace Lover Poets with UNESCO. She organizes and hosts the yearly Valentine’s Peace Project( an international organization) Open Mic. She is a member of the Pasadena Opera Guild, Alameda Writers Group (Board Member), and other organizations that help artists and the needy. Marcielle’s poem, “Lark in the High Desert,“ appeared in Eclipse: A Literary Journal in 2003. Her CD of poems called The Breathing House is available at Rhapsody.com. and at CDBaby.com. Marcielle’s sound engineer, Harlan Collins
( HarlanCollins.com ) did sound for Barbara Streisand & other celebs.) Marcielle hosted a monthly poetry reading series called Ambassadors of Delight, and her Pasadena Community Access Corp. (PCAC) TV show (which aired for 8 years) was called, Marcielle Presents! She has been a Judge in the Poetry Competition at Los Angeles City College. Her CD of poems called The Breathing House is available at CDBaby.com.
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