He avidly promotes fiction writers and poets, partnering with both emerging talent as well as established authors.
ARLINGTON, VA, June 08, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Robert L. Giron is a distinguished biographee of Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are chosen from among a pool of the most prominent professionals and are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Giron excels as the leader of Gival Press where he deploys deep expertise as a publisher and editor. Through the firm, which under his ownership has disseminated over 100 print books and ebooks, he avidly promotes fiction writers and poets, partnering with both emerging talent as well as established authors. Notably, identifying prospects both through writing contests and the collegiate contexts where he has taught remains one of Mr. Giron's most critical responsibilities, and he also serves in important applied roles related to reading submitted manuscripts and responding to author queries.
Gival Press also hosts ArLiJo, which stands for Arlington Literary Journal, in which subscribers encounter art, fiction, nonfiction, photography and poetry features. International in scope, ArLiJo features creative content produced by artists and writers active around the world. Mr. Giron relies on this online outlet as an opportunity to publish even more worthy material, and he actively selects the compositions for inclusion. In this capacity, he relies on experience accumulated in 1984 as the associate editor of the newsletter regularly disseminated by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America as well as his role as founder and editor-in-chief of The Sligo Journal between 2010 and 2018.
Extensive experience as an educator and administrator is foundational to Mr. Giron's current endeavors. During a lengthy tenure dating from 1986 to 2018, he rose to the rank of professor in the English department at Montgomery College before earning professor emeritus status. He also capably served two terms as chair of the English division, first between 1992 and 1995 and again from 2010 to 2013, and Mr. Giron contributed heartily to the installation of Montgomery's honors college.
Several prior professorships contributed to the establishment of Mr. Giron's stellar reputation, including his appointment at both The George Washington University from 1988 to 1989 and Austin Community College from 1982 to 1983. Mr. Giron further garnered vital experience while teaching English at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, from 1974 to 1975, El Paso Community College from 1975 to 1981 and at St. Mary's University in San Antonio in 1981.
Mr. Giron boasts broad industry training and comprehensive educational accomplishments. To initiate his formal professional pursuit of a career in writing, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics from The University of Texas at El Paso in 1973, after which he enrolled at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale to complete a Master of Arts in teaching English as a second language in 1975. To enhance and diversify his leadership skill set in support of his executive responsibilities at Gival Press, Mr. Giron pursued continued education in germane subjects such as graphic arts, layout and design, and public relations. Additionally, Mr. Giron completed coursework in publications management, printing and marketing at prestigious institutions such as The George Washington University, American University and the University of the District of Columbia between 1984 and 1986.
Mr. Giron has proudly accepted numerous national and international awards on behalf of Gival Press, including the 2009 National Best Book Award for Fiction and Literature: Anthologies presented by USA Book News for "Poetic Voices Without Borders"; he counts his role in editing the text as his most notable achievement thus far. He has also been recognized for individual achievements; for example, Montgomery College recognized him with the Faculty Outstanding Service Award in 2002 and 2011, and in 1997 and 2002, he accepted the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award from the University of Texas at Austin. Finally, Mr. Giron received the Special Faculty Recognition Award from the Montgomery College-Takoma Park Humanities and Social Sciences in 1990.
Mr. Giron is a prolific writer in his own right and has been published in a variety of outlets; titles attributed to him include the poetic compilations "Recuerdos," "Impressions françaises" and "Metamorphosis of the Serpent God," all dating to 1999. Additionally, in 2001, he published the acclaimed "Songs for the Spirit." He counts the publication of his books and being a champion of other writers' publication efforts as noteworthy accomplishments; moreover, Mr. Giron believes heartily in supporting the literary arts and attributes his success to tenacity and a deep belief in the value of his unique ideas.
Sustained memberships in a range of associations are vital to Mr. Giron's collaborations. He is a member of the Academy of American Poets and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, and he has enjoyed affiliation with the American Association of University Professors, National Book Critics Circle and the Austin Writer's League. Looking toward the future, he aims to persist in his writing efforts, which include the completion of an ongoing fiction project as well as additional poetic releases. He also plans to travel in an effort to continually enrich his cultural awareness. Moreover, through Gival Press, Mr. Giron will honor creatives in the LGBTQ community by presenting two major international awards, one of which is termed the Oscar Wilde Award and is noted as the first LGBTQ poetry commendation in the industry.
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