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Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo, Independent Scholar,

Northampton Community College Project Aware Outstanding Service Award 1978, Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA); The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United State (MELUS), Lifetime Member Himalayan Institute, Lifetime Member Alumni Association Pennsylvania State University and Lehigh University, published award-winning poet for The International Society of Poets and Educational Publications, Published Honorable Mention Poet American Poetry Anthology; The National Library of Poetry

FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AND THE APPALOOSA HORSE CLUB Pennsylvania Voices Books 1 through 12 are a series of books to help those who need healing. Currently, one of our secular independent publishers, Infinity, has published The Horse Keeper, The Healing Gifts of Painting and Writing about Horses. I think you will find the book interesting with the 50 sample sketches and a novella plus lessons that explain journaling, writing workshops, sketching and remembrance based on nature. Lehigh Valley doctors in various fields will use the book for their clients. I will be introducing The Horse Keeper as part of my presentation on the fourth "r" with Hispanic Literary Tradition as a format but dual tongue as a paradigm for our current education systems within my presentation for the PCEA conference in April at State College. "All writers, whether they are youngsters the age of two, or the elderly, have vital voices in their selected language. Therefore, we believe that the school system should be practical and teach multilinguistically. The thought process should be respected and cherished as paramount feature of the human mind. All learning and healing starts with the dignity of the mind and the language most understandable...writing, an art, is a necessary endeavor, natural for the growth of human intelligence." (DiEdwardo, The Horse Keeper)
Articles, Book Reviews, Presentations
DiEdwardo, Maryann. “The Need for Redistribution of Wealth.” Book Review. The Educational Forum. Volume 74. Number 2, 2010. Book Review. Kappa Delta Pi.

DiEdwardo, Maryann.”Cultural Diversity and the Empowerment of Minorities.” The Educational Forum. Volume 73. Number 3, 2009. Book Review. Kappa Delta Pi, 2009.

DiEdwardo. “Pairing Music and Linguistic Intelligences.” Record, Vol. 41, No. 3, Spring 2005. Kappa Delta Pi, International Education Honors Society.

DiEdwardo, MaryAnn Pasda. Architecture in the Homeschool. Susan Richman, Ed. Pennsylvania Homeschoolers International Newsletter, Issue 46, Winter February 1994.

“Overcoming Poverty through Journaling.” Feminism in Practice Conference, Reflection, Action, Change. Lehigh University. November 2010.
“Writing Between Rivers.” The Passing Light. EAPSU Conference, English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities A River Runs Through Us: Exploring the Poetics of Place. October 1-3, 2010.

Lilly Conference Washington, D.C. June 2010. “The Learning Paradigm.” Represented and Sponsored by Lehigh University.

Pennsylvania College English Association. Spring 2010 Conference. “Social Justice: Novels of Charles Dickens and Maryann DiEdwardo.” Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Northeast Regional Comparative and International Education Conference, Lehigh University. Beyond Aid: Rethinking Approaches to International Development in Education, October 8 - 9, 2009. Cultural Diversity for Student Empowerment.

College English Association National Convention Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 2009. “Pairing Music and Linguistic Intelligences.”

“Feminist Practice in the Art of Pocahontas Viewed Through Feminist Art Theory. Lehigh University. Feminism in Practice Conference, November 15, 2008. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

“Hispanic American Literature Techniques Teach Language Skills in the Composition Classroom.”
West Virginia University’s Thirty-Second Colloquium on Literature and Film. September 11-13, 2008. West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.

“‘The Fourth R’ Hispanic American Literary Tradition.” Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2008 Annual Conference. “Celebrating American Literature.” April 10-12, 2008. State College, PA. Presenter and Session Chair.

Readings: Works of Creative Fiction in 2007 by Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo and Patricia J. Pasda. Women’s Cancer Research Event Lehigh University. English Department. Drown Hall. Bethlehem, PA October 25, 2007.

“The Fourth R.” Pennsylvania State University ESL Conference Finding Our Voices: An ESOL Strategies Conference, September 22, 2007. Hotel Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

“Latin American and Latina/o Studies Models Paradigms and Frameworks.” Northampton Community College Latino Conference. October 14, 2006.

“Pairing Linguistic and Music Intelligences in Technology Enhanced and Distance Classrooms.” Cedar Crest College Technology Symposium 2006 August

Lecturer for Montgomery County Community College Technology Conference 2004 October

Lecturer for Lehigh Carbon Community College Teaching Learning Center Lunch and Learn for Faculty Lecture and Video for Archives 2005

“Advanced Placement English Language and English Literature” for Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Annual Summer Conferences Harrisburg, PA 1998-2002.


DiEdwardo and Pasda. The Passing Light. American Book Publishing. Due 2010. Genre: Juvenile Fiction. Parentless Irish immigrants, Jonathan and his sister Joan, flee Ireland during the Potato Famine to build a new life in American with the aid of Native Americans, African Americans, Latinos, and other immigrants. Follow their adventures as they find romance, the dangers of the wilderness, friendship, and a new life in America during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

DiEdwardo, Maryann. The Fourth “R” A Book to Promote the Journey through Hispanic American Literary History to Develop Language Skills. Bloomington, Indiana: Authorhouse, 2008. Review: “Dr. DiEdwardo's book is a ‘must have’ for all educators, especially for those who teach students of other languages. The book is simple, and its components are easy to follow. What I find particularly compelling about this book is the idea to use authors from the students' home country to enhance self-esteem and pride, in addition to creating individual voices. ” Toni Velleca, ESOL Teacher

Music Transforms the College English Classroom.
The Legacy of Katharine Hepburn, Fine Art As A Way of Life.

DiEdwardo, Maryann and Pasda Patricia. The Horse Keeper: The Healing Gifts of Painting and Writing about Horses. Philadelphia: Infinity Publishing, U.S.A. 2008.
The Art of Trees
Pennsylvania Voices Book I The Horse Prophet
Pennsylvania Voices Book II Appaloosa Visions
Pennsylvania Voices Book III Appaloosa Dreams
Pennsylvania Voices Book IV The River Keeper
Pennsylvania Voices Book V The Legacy of Allison
Pennsylvania Voices Book VI Collection of Fiction and Non-Fiction
Pennsylvania Voices Book VII Living Literacy through Technology and Music to Develop Self-Efficacy in Computer Enhanced College English Composition Classes
Pennsylvania Voices Book VIII The Artist’s Sketch Book
Pennsylvania Voices Book IX journaling, blog, wiki, tools for writers
Pennsylvania Voices Book X Writing Based on History: Techniques to Teach Writing through History
The Marvelous Nature Alphabet Book
Horses about Hope, the art of myth, legend, and graphic writing
On Healing: Inspiration through Writing, the writer’s voice.
Pennsylvania Voices On Healing: Cancer Survival Through Prayer, Painting and Writing. Orlando, Xulon Press, 2007.

DiEdwardo, Maryann. Brown Bagazine 4. “Like the Snow.” Spring 2008. Tucker, Georgia: Gypsy Daughter. Editor, Any Lynn Hess. www.gypsydaughter.com “Spring Wind” “Cloud Shadow” “Gentleness” “Friend Frog” “Nutritious Fun” “Anointing” “Daffodil” “Dances” “The Gate” “Soar” were in a book co-authored and illustrated by Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo entitled Write a Book of Haiku that was recognized by Dan Poynter and first appeared in 1994. “Joseph” won Honorable Mention, first appeared in American Poetry Anthology Volume VI, Number 1, Spring 1986. “Growing Toward Death” semi-finalist, first appeared in The International Library of Poetry 2002.“Like the Snow” first appeared in Pennsylvania Voices Book Three co-authored and illustrated by Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo 2006. “Rivers” first appeared in Pennsylvania Voices Book Three co-authored and illustrated by Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo 2006. “The Day the Trees Spoke” first appeared the The Art of Trees co-authored and illustrated by Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo 2006.
Fine Artist, Public and Private Exhibitions Trained in the United States of America, Maryann is primarily known as a landscape painter. Her works are in private collections and galleries. Her en plein air style (literally painting in the open air) compositions evolve from abstract design to integrate design, color, proportions and balance, and to present poignant images or versions of reality. Recent works include the 36”x 36”oil painting entitled Millbrook Marsh #1 for Joseph Pasda” for the permanent collection at Millbrook Marsh Environmental Center State College, Center County, Pennsylvania U.S.A.; twelve prints presented to New Presbyterian Weill Cornell Hospital, 525 E. 68th St. New York City “The Art of Trees” for Child Life Program 2007 and St. Luke’s Cancer Center, Bethlehem, PA 2009; The Pennsylvania State University Lehigh Valley Campus Fogelsville “The Promise of Penn State” Exhibition January 2008.