2016 Jo Ann Beard

Jo Ann Beard

Dedmon Writer in Residence 2015-2016

Jo Ann Beard is the author of The Boys of My Youth, a collection of autobiographical essays, and the novel In Zanesville. Her work has appeared in literary journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Tin House, The New Yorker, O Magazine, Best American Essays, and The Touchstone Anthology of Creative Nonfiction.  She is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts.  She currently teaches nonfiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College.

In residence the week of February 28, 2016.