ABOUT

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WRITER

Antonia Felix is the author of seventeen nonfiction books, one novel, a play, short stories, and an award-winning environmental column. Her biographies of prominent women leaders including Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have given her opportunities to speak and lecture on women in politics in many venues, and she has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, SkyNews, NPR, BBC, PBS’s “Washington Journal,” CNN International and others. She is a featured biographer in the award-winning 2010 documentary American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi.

Antonia’s other biographies profile NATO Commander Wesley K. Clark and musical figures Andrea Bocelli, Harry Connick, Jr., and musical savant Tony Deblois, the latter three reflecting her professional background in music. She has also ghostwritten fiction and nonfiction titles.

Her column, Green State, addressed environmental and sustainability issues for the Emporia Gazette in Emporia, Kansas, and was awarded statewide recognition in the 2011 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence competition.

Antonia’s public speaking appearances have included the Robert Dole Institute of Politics, Columbia-Montour Women’s Conference, Ozark and Tallgrass Creative Writing workshops, and Iowa Book Festival.

EDUCATOR

Antonia’s teaching positions have included that of adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Liberal Studies and Creative Writing Program at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She received an MFA in Creative Writing-Fiction at Wichita State University and an MA in English Literature from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Antonia serves on the advisory board of Women’s Freedom Forum, an educational organization affiliated with the United Nations that provides information about women’s rights in the Middle East and Iran. In that role she has conducted research and moderated briefings at the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

In 2018 Antonia will complete an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at Minnesota State University-Mankato. Her doctoral research is about using expressive writing to a) promote a healing transformation of racial experiences in women of color, and b) develop an awareness of white privilege and racism among white women. She is working with a diverse group of women K-12 public school principals in her study.

MUSICIAN

As a classical singer who trained at the University of Wisconsin, Mannes College of Music in New York, and Institute of Advanced Vocal Studies in Paris, Antonia’s career spans opera, concert, and recital performances. She has performed with the Virtuosi di Praga chamber orchestra in the Czech Republic; presented recitals in Paris, Moscow, New York, Chicago, and Minneapolis; performed in festival opera productions in New York; and given masterclasses.