Rita Dorsch

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Carnegie Mellon University, University Of St Andrews
Pop Culture History, Book-to-film/TV Adaptations, Awards Shows
  • Her creative writing — including poetry, short stories, and plays — has been shortlisted for and won various awards, including CMU's Adamson Award, the Fish International Prize, and the Scotsman Orange Award.
  • She spent time as a writer and presenter for the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, where she created and staged interactive dinosaur shows with giant, lifelike mechanical puppets.
  • She's an awards season obsessive, a history buff, and a genre nerd with wide-ranging tastes that encompass everything from the lowest budget indies to tentpole franchises such as Star Wars, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones.


Rita is a writer and educator with more than 10 years' experience in both fields. She began her writing career with an internship at Premiere Magazine. She has since covered entertainment and pop culture for Looper, Guun, CBR, Crooked Marquee, and The Film Experience. She has also taught writing and theatre for Thiel College, Kent State University, and Penn State University.


Rita earned bachelor's degrees in English and drama from Carnegie Mellon University, where she graduated with honors. She received a master's in creative writing from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where her dissertation received distinction.
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