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Alessandra Gelmi

 Alessandra Gelmi
4201 Cathedral Avenue N.W #724E
Washington, D.C. 20016
202-364-3564 alessandragelmi@verizon.net


Marymount International High School, Rome, Italy, 1973 
Saint Cecilia's Conservatory, Rome, Italy
Dartmouth College, 1976 (Exchange Student)
BA Barnard College, Columbia University, Departmental Honors, 1978 
Boston University (Teaching Fellowship), Literary Criticism MA 1999


Professional Journalism Experience

Special Interest Reports: The Epoch Times, 2008-present
Author: Two National Award-Winning Books Published 2007, 2009, and inclusion in Anthology of Washington Women Fiction Writers, Paycock Press 2012-New York Times Editors' Choice- "Amazing Graces"
Consultant: Rizzoli Magazines, 2001-2003
Reporter: The Washington Times, 1994-2001
Contributor: USA Today, 1993
Columnist: Washington Life, 1991
Critic: Hispanic Magazine, 1992 
Consultant: Europe Magazine, 1993 
Society Editor: Washington Dossier, 1987-1991
Reporter at Large: Rizzoli-Corriere Della Sera Group:
Seven Magazines, 1985-1993
Contributor: The New York Times, Mid-Atlantic Monthly, American Woman, Taxi, View, Islander, The Savannah Evening Press, Sports-Focus, Connecticut Magazine, The New York Post, Art/New York, Washington Entertainment Magazine, Musician's Monthly, Museum and Arts, Museum, New York Magazine, New York Talk, Pronto, Acque e Terre, Italian Vogue, Army Navy News, The Columbia Spectator, The Los Angeles Times, Le Monde, Oggi.


Literary Publications

Mid-American Review, Western Humanities Review, Puerto Del Sol,Metrosphere Buffalo Spree, The North American Review*, RE:AL, White Pelican Review, Gargoyle 57, The Worcester Review


Literary Awards

1989 Source Theater Festival, Washington D. C.
First Prize for Falling Stars, performed by Equity cast at The National Theater
The Amy Loveman Literary Competition*, 1974, Columbia University 
The Irene Leache Memorial Prize for Poetry, 1973, Norfolk, Virginia Pushcart Prize Nomination 2003
Bread Loaf Scholar


Professional Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor: Montgomery College, 1995 (Writing)
Teaching Fellow: Boston University, 1994-1995 (Writing)
Instructor: Certified Learning Center, Bethesda, Md., 1992-1993 
The Princeton Review, SAT Prep Course, NYC, 1985



Advisory Committee: San Remo Film Festival: Roberto Rossellini, 1978
Scriptwriter: A Theory of Love with Paul Wagner, 1985 Oscar-winning director of The Stone Carvers
Lyricist: BMI's Two Year Musical Theater Program with Lehman Engel, NYC
Singer: SS Marconi, Italian Cruises, 1979
The Overlook, Hilton Head Resort, 1986
Disc Jockey:Concert Hour WQXR, NYC (FCC 3rd Class License)
Honorary Trustee: Notre Dame Institute for Catechetics
Barnard Varsity Crew, Swimming, Water-skiing, Skydiving
Leslie Fay Woman of the Year photographed by Francesco Scavullo for Vogue, Cosmo, and Harpers Bazaar, 1992 Campaign,
I Am Modern Woman profiled in I Am Modern Magazine, 2013


  • National Merit Scholar, Dartmouth College, Columbia University
  • Published in dozens of magazines and newspapers
  • Specializing in Cultural Affairs, Arts, Society, Philanthropy and Personality Profiles
  • Strong One-On-One Interviewing Skills
  • Interviewed scores of major celebrities. Established professional rapports with royals, heads of state, professional athletes and Hollywood veterans, including: Stallone, Sadat, The Crown Prince of Greece, President De la Madrid of Mexico, Queen Maria Jose of Savoy, Dizzie Gillespie, King of Lesotho, Prince Bander of Saudi Arabia, Audrey Hepburn, Hunter Thompson, Coretta Scott King, Sammy Davis Junior, James Dickey, Fabio, Reggie Jackson, Foreign Minister Guilio Terzi of Italy (2012) et al.
  • Reported ("Special Reports") 8 years for the Leading Conservative U.S. Daily (The Washington Times)
  • Reported for the Nation's Largest Daily Newspaper (USA Today)
  • Reported for the L.A. Times
  • White House Press Credentialed and Metropolitan D.C, Police Press Credentialed (contingent upon renewal)
  • Twenty Five Years Journalism Experience
  • Internationally Published Journalist
  • U.S. Special Correspondent for Rizzoli publications
  • Bylined (cover stories) for Oggi, leading Italian weekly on pop culture, circulation million+, Bylined in Le Monde
  • Awarded National Teaching Fellowship in Writing:
  • Studied under the umbrella of three Nobel Laureates
  • First piece of fiction published in The North American Review
  • Served on the Faculty of a Major American University
  • Rated outstanding teacher in student polls
  • Studied, lectured or taught at 13 colleges and universities
  • Published Lyricist:
  • Borne from The BMI Musical Theater Workshop in New York City, under the direction of Lehman Engel, "A Chorus Line" emerged from this workshop
  • National Award Winning Poet:
  • First Collection: Soul Bait: Published poems archived at Bowdoin College, Dartmouth College, Boston University and Columbia University
  • Novelist: Who's Afraid of Red, A love story between a divinity student and a Rwandan refugee set in the 1990
  • Voted One of the Most Beautiful Women in America 1992 Leslie Fay Ad Campaign
  • Featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harpers Bazaar, Working Woman
  • Prizewinning Playwright:
  • Falling Stars performed at The Source Theater and The National Theater, He and She performed at The Source
  • Languages:French, Italian, Spanish, Lakota
  • Donor:WETA (President's Club), Dartmouth Alumni Fund, Equine Rescue League, Easton Hospital Auxiliary, Retirement Fund for the Religious, Friends of Homeless Animals, Mercy Center-Kenya, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Annunciation School, The Hospices of the National Capital Region, Vincentian Missionary Fund, Maria Madre de los Pobres, El Salvador, Nyumbani Village, Kenya, Humane Society of the United States, Physicians for Responsible Medicine, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Washington Animal Rescue League

*The North American Review, with The Atlantic and The New Yorker,
received The National Magazine Award for Fiction in 1988

*Loveman was a longtime editor of The Saturday Review