Jo Ann Beard

BFA, MA, University of Iowa. Essayist and creative nonfiction writer; author of the novel In Zanesville and The Boys of My Youth, a collection of autobiographical essays, as well as essays/articles published in magazines, journals, and anthologies. Recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. SLC, 2000–2005, 2007–

Undergraduate discipline: Writing
Graduate program: MFA Writing Program

Courses taught in Writing

Courses from previous years

  • Essay Workshop

Courses taught in MFA Writing Program

Courses from previous years

  • The Brief Encounter Workshop
  • Issues in Nonfiction
  • Personal Essay Workshop

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