Saturday, September 27, 2008

Introducing October 4th Presenter, Marge Mendel

Marge Mendel is an award winning author who has been doing crafts for the fun of it since she was a little girl making baskets by weaving together strips of paper. She has a Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling and an MFA in Creative Writing. For many years she worked in programs that provided services for an adult schizophrenic population or adults with mental retardation. She began to write seriously more than 10 years ago when she authored a food column in a local Bronx Newspaper. Her short stories have appeared in numerous on line and print publications. This year one of her stories appeared in an anthology of women mystery writers, “Murder, New York Style”. She has just completed the first draft of a novel set in Vietnam on the eve of WW II.

Marge learned to sew when she was eleven years old and from that time on she made most of her own clothing. When she graduated from high school she worked as a power sewing machine operator for more than 5 years and during that time she learned to make just about everything that could be produced on a sewing machine.

Pottery, calligraphy, and yummy chocolates are just a few of the creative efforts that Marge has gotten involved with. In the last couple of years she has become an avid digital photographer and downloads her shots on

You can read some of her stories and view her photographs on her website

Over the years Marge has realized that being ecological means many things. It certainly is conserving water and being kind to the environment, but she believes it goes deeper than that. Sharing for her has now become the heart of what it means to be ecological. Share what you know. Share what you have in excess. And always share your creative energy with anyone who is interested.

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