Ryszarda Lidia Pelc (Ryglewicz)

Author, poet

Born Jun. 20, 1938, Kosow Huculski, Poland; came to U.S., 1985; daughter of Wladyslaw and Stanislawa (Rolewicz); married Karol Pelc; child: Dariusz.

Education: Master of Arts (M.A.), University of Wroclaw (Poland), 1961.

Career: high school teacher (Poland), 1962-85; free-lance writer, 1985 -.

Author: collected poems, Fascination, 1989; poems in anthologies, The Journey, 1989, The Vigil, The Winter Symphony, Miracle, 1990; various short stories and reportages in: Przekroj (Poland), Nowy Dziennik - Przeglad Polski, Relax (U.S.).

Member of: International Society of Poets; World of Poetry; Fortnightly Club, (vice president, 1987-89), International Neighbors Club, and University Women Club, Houghton (MI); Upper Peninsula Poetry Association.

Honors: Golden Poet award, World of Poetry, 1989,1990; certificates of poetic achievement, The Amherst Society, 1989, American Poetry Association, 1990.

Affiliation: Roman Catholic.

Languages: Polish, Russian, English, French, Spanish.

Hobbies: music, travel, swimming.

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation,
New York, NY, 1996.