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Program Director, Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program
School of Accelerated Degree Programs
Cultural Center 207
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Beth Mead is a Professor of Humanities and Director of the MFA in Writing Program at Lindenwood University. She is the Editor of the Lindenwood Review, a literary journal publishing fiction, poetry, and personal essays. Beth received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she studied under Mary Troy and David Carkeet. She lives in O’Fallon with her husband, Chris, and her sons, Connor and Casey.
Educational and Professional Experience
MFA, Creative Writing, Fiction
University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2004
BA, English, Magna Cum Laude
University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2000
2nd Place, Saturday Writers Fiction Contest, 2012
Jim Haba Poetry Award, 2010
Honorable Mention, River Styx Micro-Fiction Contest, 2007
Nominee, AWP Intro Journals Project’s Creative Nonfiction Award, 2004
Flash Fiction: "When the Rain Stops"
Short Fiction: "The Train"
Winner, Jim Haba Poetry Award
Lewis & Clark Community College Writing Symposium, February 8, 2012
“The Power of Writing”
Saturday Writers, Chapter of the Missouri Writers’ Guild, July 28, 2012
“The Craft of Writing Literary Flash Fiction"
Lindenwood University, August 4, 2012
“Teaching College Writing, an MFA Perspective”
UM-St. Louis Qualitative Research Conference: Interpreting Meaning, February 22, 2002
“Teaching Writing as a Shared Experience”