Beth Kephart, the award-winning author of more than two-dozen books of fiction and nonfiction, has chaired national literature juries; written about memoir and literature for the Chicago Tribune, The Millions, Huffington Post, and elsewhere; and both presented keynotes and participated in panel discussions on behalf of the Moravian Writers’ Conference, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Decatur Book Festival, Bank Street, and the Fox Cities Book Festival, among many others. Her new memoir in essays, Wife|Daughter|Self, is due out from Forest Avenue Press in the spring of 2021. Her essays can be found at Catapult, Literary Hub, Ninth Letter, North American Review, Creative Nonfiction, Cleaver, Woven Tale Press, and many other publications.
As an adjunct teacher of creative nonfiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Beth is the recipient of the 2015 Beltran Family Award for Innovative Teaching and Mentoring. She was the 2013 Miami YoungArts Master Teacher and the inaugural Readergirlz Author in Residence. She has conducted workshops across the country in a variety of settings ranging from universities and high schools to community centers and literary festivals. She was named one of the 50 writers celebrated in the year-long Philadelphia’s Literary Legacy exhibit at the Philadelphia International Airport. She has been featured on the WHYY TV show Articulate, and her new book, Love: A Philadelphia Affair is the subject of a six-month display at the Philadelphia International Airport in 2016.