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Raina Leon  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

Fellowships:

  • Writers Residency - Ragdale Foundation (October 2010)
  • Writers residency - Tyrone Guthrie Centre (July 2010)
  • Writers residency - Vermont Studio Center (July 2008)
  • Writers residency - Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (June 2007)
  • Writers residency - The Macdowell Colony (May 2007)
  • Writers residency - Montana Artists Refuge (October 2006)
  • Cave Canem Fellow - Cave Canem (June 2006)
    Fellowships in 2003, 2005, 2006

Grant:

  • Faculty Technology Fund - St. Mary's College of California (September 2011)
    Grant for iPad 2 use in the classroom and in professional development

Honors:

  • Finalist in Poetry Book Competition, Boogeyman Dawn - Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Prize (2010)
  • Finalist for Poetry Book Prize, Canticle of Idols - Andres Montoya Prize for Poetry (April 2006)
  • Finalist for Poetry Book Prize, Canticle of Idols - Cave Canem First Book Prize (August 2005)
  • Finalist for Play Competition - New Works of Merit Playwriting Competition (August 2005)

Professional Licenses & Certifications:

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • River of Words. Leon, Raina (primary presenter)
    Curriculum Study Commission
    (September 2011)

Publications:

  • Leon, Raina. Boogeyman Dawn. Ireland: Salmon Poetry, 2013.
  • Leon, Raina & Thomas, Norma. (2012). Breaking Barriers: Using Poetry as a Tool to Enhance Diversity Understanding with Youth and Adults. Journal of Poetry Therapy, Vol. 25, -.
  • Leon, Raina. "Life in Germany." The Crisis November 2011: -
  • Leon, Raina. "Dragon Spine Girl and Interview." The Packinghouse Review 3.5 (2011): -
  • Leon, Raina. Canticle of Idols. Cincinnati: Wordtech Communications, 2008.

Performances:

Poetry reading

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Mailing Address

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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