Faculty Advisor

Dempsey, James


The goal of the Worcester Area Writers project was to learn more about local writers who have a connection to Worcester, MA and make available to the World Wide Web selected interviews and critical biographical information. I approached this project by analyzing several pieces from various authors/writers from the Worcester area and found the works of Mary Bonina and Eve Rifkah compelling and fascinating. I conducted a videotaped interview of both authors detailing their life and their literary works. By thoroughly reading many works of these writers, organizing information from the interview, and by carrying out additional research, I was able to write a critical biography of both authors. The biography and video interview were then uploaded on the Worcester Area Writers webpage.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts