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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Phyllis Jean Dawson-Green  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: Born:1933 in Springfield, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Green is a native of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Green is an internationally-published author of fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Her prize-winning long poems helped win an American Literary Magazine award for Sensations' Coney Island edition. She earned her M.Ed. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Green is a former chair of the NC Speech, Language and Hearing Association's Private Practice Committee and is a member of the N. C. Writers' Network. Her book ''Spinning Straw'' chronicles one family's struggle with their son's mental illness. Green lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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