Cora J. Duffy is a screenwriter, poet and experimental essayist. She holds degrees from Chapman University and the UCR-Palm Desert low-residency MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts. Her nonfiction has been published by Story|Houston; and upcoming projects include the screenplay White-haired Goldenrod and the puppetry web series for children Huddleston Hermit Crab. Cora J. has worked in post-production at Sony Pictures and as Associate Poetry Editor for The Coachella Review. Guidebook Out (of the Ordinary) is her weird travel and movie review project on Tumblr.
Raised in small town Kentucky, Cora J. grew up a kid actor who appeared in local television commercials. She studied dance and theatre at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio; and later performed professionally in Southern California, China and Hong Kong. Thusly, her writing often explores rural life, pop culture, the arts and place.
Cora J. Duffy is a two-time recipient of the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts Alumni Grant sponsored by Toyota. Her screenwriting has been recognized by the Cannes Screenplay Contest and the Speculative Literature Foundation. Her work aims to re-contextualize icons and marry the fantastic with the everyday.
She lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband, children's entertainment producer/puppeteer Matt Daniel.