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Meet Barbra Nightingale

 

About Me

I started writing poetry when I was 12 years old.  I couldn't sleep, so I started writing to "empty my head." I have been writing ever since.  My career has gone through several metamorphoses, and eventually I settled on teaching.  I got my master's degree in literature at Florida Atlantic University, and started teaching at Broward College, south campus, where I stayed for 33 years.  In 1991, I received a doctoral degree in Higher Education from Florida International University. I was the Phi Theta Kappa advisor, and the Honors Coordinator at Broward for 25 years.  I finally retired in 2016. but I went back as an adjunct in January, 2018, and then in March, traveled to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where I taught a seven week semester. 
I am now a founding Associate Editor with the South Florida Poetry Journal, and a volunteer with the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival, where I help with scheduling the volunteers! 
Oh, and yes, I make jewelry as well, and recently started painting! I guess I just can't sit still.