Patti Marxsen began her writing career over 20 years ago as an art critic and culture journalist for The Lexington Herald Leader (Kentucky) and The Camden Herald (Maine). Since then, she has been a consultant, The Write Woman, and managed communications for several educational and cultural organizations in New England. Most recently, during her nearly seven years as publication manager for the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century, she directed the development of multi-author books, including "Educating Citizens for Global Awareness," edited by Nel Noddings (2005), and "Ethical Visions of Education: Philosophies in Practice" edited by David T. Hansen (2007), both published by Teachers College Press.
A former French teacher, Marxsen’s writing often focuses on the art, literature, and culture of the Francophone world. Her articles, essays, interviews, commentaries, and reviews have appeared in over 50 publications, including The Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune, The New England Antiques Journal, The Journal of Haitian Studies, The French Review, the Caribbean Writer, Fourth Genre, Absinthe, the Women's Review of Books, and Prairie Schooner. She lives in Switzerland where she refently completed the translation a biography of Albert Schweitzer by Jo and Walter Munz. Her short story collection, "Tales from the Heart of Haiti" was published in March of 2010 by America's premier Haitian-American publishing firm, Educa Vision.
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