Marjorie was appointed as Auburn's Poet Laureate in
January 2015, and in this honorary role she represents the poetic heart of our
community. She has deep connections with Auburn and is an active participant in
many literary groups and non-profit organizations. She supports and mentors
local poets and reaches out to student groups.
Marjorie co-founded The Northwest Renaissance coalition
of poets in 1975, which is dedicated to promoting the writing and performance
of poetry and encouraging an audience for poetry. She is currently the NWR
President, and actively guides and encourages new members in the art of
organizing community poetry events.
Marjorie is a graduate from Pacific Lutheran University
(2007) with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing/Poetry, and
she has taught at the college and university level. Her work has appeared in
more than a hundred commercial and literary publications.