Brenda Faye Collie was born and raised in Harlem, New York City. There she attended inner city public schools.
She wrote her first poem in the fourth grade. When It was published in the school newspaper she was encouraged to write by her teachers. She attended Benjamin Franklin High School and she began writing plays and having them performed for friends. She went on to obtain a BA in Theatre Arts at Hampshire College, an MA in Theatre at the University of Connecticut and an MFA in playwriting from the University of Iowa.
As a substitute English teacher in an inner city Junior High School Brenda became interested in writing novels for teens. She developed a trilogy based on the character, Loresha Evans, a young black girl growing up in Harlem. Brenda continues to teach. She is the co-leader of a creative writing program and the director of a theater program where she teaches playwriting and script analysis. She has had two chapbooks of poetry published. She is an award winning playwrite who enjoys all literary forms.
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