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Deirdre Sinnott, C. V.


2011 & 2012, Norman Mailer Writers Colony, Screenwriting Workshop with David Black.
2010 & 2012, Norman Mailer Writers Colony, Memoir Workshop with Kaylie Jones.
2010 & 2011, Norman Mailer Writers Colony, Retreat.
2011 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, Nonfiction Workshop with David Tarrant.
2005-2013, Barnard College, Multicultural Memoirs Reading Seminar with Lori Rotskoff.
2010 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, Nonfiction Workshop with Bill Marvel.
2009 Sarah Lawrence Summer Seminar, studied Nonfiction with Vivian Gornic.
2008 Sarah Lawrence Summer Seminar, studied Nonfiction with Joanne Beard.
2009 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, Nonfiction Workshop with Susannah Charleson.
2009 New York University, studied Writing for Women’s Magazines with Sherry Amatenstein.
2008 Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, studied Nonfiction with Nancy Rawlinson.
2005 Gotham Writers Workshop, Memoir II, studied with Marie Nasta.
2004 Gotham Writers Workshop, Memoir I, studied with Stephanie Griest.
1982 Syracuse University, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting/Directing.

Publication History

Personal Essays:

Right-Sized Rats, Hippocampus Magazine, September 2012
Outside, Honorable Mention, Remember in November Contest for Creative Nonfiction, 2011
Honorable Mention, 79th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, October 2010
Reading the Feminine Mystique in Norman Mailer’s Home, Hippocampus Magazine, October 2011
Misreading Orwell and Hemmingway at 15, DrinkingDiaries.com, December 2010
The Yellow Line, Absent Cause, June 2010
Be Kind to Deirdre Day; DrinkingDaries.com, May 2010
The Marriage Game, Della Donna Magazine, April 2010
Demon Rum, Part II, DrinkingDiaries.com, March 2010
Demon Rum, Part I, DrinkingDiaries.com, February 2010
Beer, DrinkingDiaries.com, January 2010
The Grinder, DrinkingDiaries.com, November 2009
The Method and Miss Sugar, Cadillac Cicatrix, January 2008
Judgments, Catholic Digest Korea, December 2007
The End and a New Beginning, Catholic Digest Korea, October 2007
On Being Catholic, Della Donna Magazine, May 2007

Book Reviews:

ForeWord Magazine (2007-2010):

The Door of No Return: The History of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic Slave Trade, by William St. Clair
An American Trilogy: Death, Slavery, and Dominion on the Banks of the Cape Fear River, by Steven M. Wisw
The White Pacific: U.S. Imperialism and Black Slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War, by Gerald Horne
In the Shadow of the Civil War: Passmore Williamson and the Rescue of Jane Johnson, by Nat Brandt with Yanna Kroyt Brant
Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction, by Dr. Robert W. Kellemen and Karole A. Edwards
The Paradox of Tar Heel Politics: The Personalities, Elections, and Events that Shaped Modern North Carolina, by Rob Christensen
Tell Me Another Morning, by Zdena Berger
Dread: How Fear and Fantasy have Fueled Epidemics from the Black Death to the Avian Flu, by Philip Alcabes
The Memoir and the Memoirist: Reading and Writing Personal Narrative, by Thomas Larson
Fall Scaping: Extending Your Garden Season Into Autumn, by Nancy J. Ondra and Stephanie Cohen
The Next Justice: Repairing the Supreme Court Appointment Process, by Christopher L. Eisgruber
The Judge: William P. Clark Ronald Reagan's Top Hand, by Paul Kengor & Patricia Clark Doerner
They Come Back Singing: Finding God with the Refugees, by Gary Smith, SJ
Freedom's Unsteady March: America's Role in Building Arab Democracy, by Tamara Cofman Wittes
A Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry, by Nathan Hodge & Sharon Weinberger
Once a Marine: An Iraq Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery, by Nick Popaditch with Mike Steere
Wounded Warriors: Those for Whom the War Never Ends, Mike Sager
Perilous Power: The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy, by Noam Chomsky and Gilbert Achcar
Higher Realism: A New Foreign Policy for the United States, by Seyom Brown
Church of Lies, by Flora Jessop and Paul T. Brown
Lost in the Sacred: Why the Muslim World Stood Still, by Dan Diner
The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq, by Helen Benedict
Seven Deadly Sins: A Very Partial List, by Avid Kleinberg
Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food, by Jan Chozen Bays, MD
Bread Body Spirit: Finding the Sacred in Food, Edited by Alice Peck
Foods Jesus Ate and How to Grow Them, by Allan A. Swenson

Clarion Reviews (2009-2010):

Nothing is Ever Lost, by Argyris Calbaris
Born in the Wrong Country, by Milton Lee Norris
The Education of Black Dickey, Kenneth Wayne Bownes
Messages of Life from Death Row, by Pierre Pradervand


Who is UNSCOM? Challenge to Genocide: Let Iraq Live, Ramsey Clark, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton and others, IAC Publishers, 1998.
My Goal is to Change Society, Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue, Leslie Feinberg, Beacon Press, 1997.

Work History

Book Reviewer, ForeWord Magazine (2007-2010)
Book Reviewer, Clarion Reviews (2009-2010)
1992-2004 International Action Center, Chairperson Ramsey Clark.
        Co-Director: Responsible for political orientation,
        Traveled to Iraq, Jordan, Greece,England, Cuba, Mexico, and Japan
        to represent the organization. Spoke at campuses as well as national and
        international conferences. Organized rallies, conferences, and teach-ins.
        Production Manager: Rallies at Town Hall and the Theatre at Madison Square Garden.
        Logistical Coordinator: Rallies in Washington, DC.

Professional Speaking Engagements:

Harvard University; MIT; Yale University; Fashion Institute of Technology, Dubinsky Hall; Fordham Law School, NYC; NY University; City College of NY; Martin Luther King Jr. High School, NYC; P.S. 41, NYC; City-As-School Graduation, NYC; Washington Irving High School, NYC; U.N. Church Center; Community Church, NYC; European Conference for Peace, Athens; Friends Meeting House, Stop the War Coalition, London; Stable Yoga Dance Studio, Brooklyn; Dearborn Progressive Group, Sarasota; St. John’s Church, Elizabeth, NJ; Unitarian Universalist Church, Bellport NY; Hiroshima Day Remembrance, Staten Island; Mid-West Organizers Conference, Milwaukee; Women’s Building, San Francisco.


WM. H. Adams Antiquarian Book Shop, Hobart, NY, Bluestockings Bookstore, NYC; Hamish & Henry Booksellers, Livingston Manor, NY; Phoenix Reading Series, NYC; Community Bookstore, Brooklyn; Douglass Street Composers' Collective, Brooklyn.


Kicked Around:

Christmas Tree Decorator; Professional Driver
Props & Special Effects Assistant for “Tales from the Darkside” episodes
Quality Control/Inventory Control, Matthew Bender Company, Inc.
Reader for various editors at Berkeley Publishing
Slush Pile Rejection Letter Sender, Berkeley Publishing


Theatrical Director, Stage Manager, Technician.

Detailed resume available.

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