Mary Rose Betten—Poet, playwright, essaist, retired character actress of stage, screen, and television—three-time Clio award winner. Her plays are produced in New York, Hollywood and The National Theatre, London. Her book of meditation drama: “People Of The Passion,” Sheed & Ward, 1985 is still being performed throughout the US. and used in meditation sevices by our troops in Iraq. . Her first chapbook, “Hanging Out With Loose Words,” was published by Foot Hills Publishing, New York. She is the winner of Writer Magazine’s Poetry Spotlight Award and Women’s Artistic Network, 2010 Carol E. Doering Prize. Her recent chapbook: “The Prodigal Son’s Mother,” was voted book of the month by Finishing Line Press. “Finding Your Best Angle, (Give This To An Actor’) Fithian Press was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her recent essays appear in the Red Hen Press anthology: “Letters To The World,” and are currently featuared on NPR’s “This I Remember,” The Ink Byte Magazine For Writers,” and “The Last Sunday Writers.” And the forthcoming anthology: “The Pepper Lane Review.” Her TV interview with Santa Barbara’s poet Laureate won first place nationally in Entertainment Talk shows. Mind Stretch; Desert Delight Contributor.