Dianalee Velie is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, and has a Master of Arts in Writing from Manhattanville College, where she has served as faculty advisor of Inkwell Magazine. She has taught poetry, memoir, and short story at universities and colleges in New York, Connecticut and New Hampshire and in private workshops throughout the Northeast. Her award-winning poetry and short stories have been published in hundreds of literary journals throughout the USA and Canada.

She enjoys traveling to rural school systems in Vermont and New Hampshire teaching poetry for the Children's Literacy Foundation. Dianalee was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her play, Mama Says, was directed by Daniel Quinn in a staged reading in New York City.

Dianalee is the Chair Person of the Velie Memorial Fund, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) Non Profit Corporation, dedicated to building a playground in memory of Currie-Hill Velie, Joseph John Velie and Jack Jasper Velie.

She is the proud Mom of two adult children and their spouses and two other adult children she calls her own. Dianalee is formerly from Darien, Connecticut, and now resides in Newbury, New Hampshire.

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