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Irene O'Garden


Author Irene O’Garden has won or been nominated for prizes in nearly every writing category from stage to e-screen, hardcovers, children’s books as well as literary magazines and anthologies. Her critically-acclaimed Women on Fire played to sold-out houses at Off-Broadway’s Cherry Lane Theatre.

O’Garden was awarded a Pushcart Prize for her lyric essay “Glad to Be Human.” A seasoned and entertaining presenter both on stage and video, O’Garden has appeared at top literary venues in Manhattan and in London. Her newest book is Risking the Rapids: How My Wilderness Adventure Healed My Childhood (Mango Publishing, January 2019).

She lives in Garrison, NY with her husband, playwright John Pielmeier, who is most know for his play “Agnes of God.

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