I often write from personal experience. Like Obama, I composed poetry while living in Los Angeles. Like Carver and my Mexicana character, I was was a grad student in Iowa City. I also write from extended research - as with Cavendish and Pepys.
Jim Fitzmaurice is a retired academic, who was born in Ventura California and who went to college in the greater Los Angeles area - first based in Eagle Rock and then in Long Beach. He lived in Iowa City while a graduate student and returned to the Southwest to take up a position teaching at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He retired in 2008, and now lives in Sheffield, UK. In addition to writing plays and screenplays, he is active in the International Margaret Cavendish Society and the Early Modern Women Writers Colloquium of the Othello's Island Conference.
Selected
Portrait of a Mexicana Poet in Iowa City
Iowa Motion Picture Awards
Attumwa, Iowa
2020
Semi-Finalist
Portrait of a Mexicana Poet in Iowa City
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Rome
2020
Finalist for Best Screenplay
Portrait of a Mexicana Poet in Iowa City
Canadian Cinematography
Toronto
2020
Selected
Cavendish, Pepys, and the Zombie Kiss of 1666
Florence Film Awards
Florence, Italy
2019
Award Winner
Portrait of a Mexicana Poet in Iowa City
Rocky Mountain International Film Festival
Silverthorne, Colorado
2019
Award Winner
Portrait of a Mexicana Poet in Iowa City
CKF International Festival
London
2019
Florence, Italy
Cavendish, Pepys, and the Zombie Kiss of 1666

Florence Film Awards
2019
Selected
Cavendish, Pepys, and the Zombie Kiss of 1666
LA Live Film Fest
2019
Selected
Cavendish, Pepys, and the Zombie Kiss of 1666
Marina Del Rey Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Selected
Cavendish, Pepys, and the Zombie Kiss of 1666
NYC Indie Film Awards
New York City
2019
Quarter Finalist
Cavendish, Pepys, and the Zombie Kiss of 1666
Hollywood Forever Film Festival
Hollywood, CA
2019
Award Winner
Raymond Carver and Derrida's Zombie Army
Independent Shorts Awards
Hollywood, CA
2019
Finalist
Raymond Carver Peels a Theoretical Onion
Hollywood Screenings
Santa Monica
2019
Quarter Finalist
Raymond Carver and Derrida's Zombie Army
Miami Screenplay Award
Miami
Selected
Raymond Carver and Derrida's Zombie Army
Rocky Mountain International Film Festival
Silverthorne, Colorado
Selected
Raymond Carver Peels a Theoretical Onion
International Independent Film Awards
Encino, CA
Semifinalist
Raymond Carver Peels a Theoretical Onion
Page Turner Screenplays
Santa Monica, CA
One of three finalists
Raymond Carver Peels a Theoretical Onion
Nottingham International Film Festival
Nottingham UK
Selected
Raymond Carver Peels a Theoretical Onion
Depth of Field International Film Festival
Nassau, DE
Selected
Raymond Carver Peels a Theoretical Onion
Script and Storyboard Showcase
Los Angeles
Finalist
Raymond Carver Peels a Theoretical Onion
Big Apple Film Festival
New York
Finalist
Raymond Carver Peels a Theoretical Onion
Fabulosis
London, UK
Award Winner
Cavendish, Pepys, and the Zombie Kiss of 1666
International Independent Film Awards
College
Occidental College (BA)
Comparative Literature
19611965
College
Cal State University Long Beach
English (MA)
19651967
College
University of Iowa
English (PhD)
19671971
High School
Ventura Senior High (California)
19581961
I often write from personal experience. Like Obama, I composed poetry while living in Los Angeles. Like Carver and my Mexicana character, I was was a grad student in Iowa City. I also write from extended research - as with Cavendish and Pepys.
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  • Review of Cavendish and Woolf play in Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
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