BFA, MA, University of Iowa. Essayist and creative nonfiction writer; author of two collections of essays, Festival Days and The Boys of My Youth, and the novel In Zanesville, 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–
Source: “Jo Ann Beard.” (Writing, MFA Writing Program) | Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/faculty/beard-jo-ann.html.