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  • BettyJoyce Nash
  • A former Chicagoan, worked in clay at Lill Street Studios. A native of South Carolina, she writes fiction and journalism. Her forthcoming novel, Everybody Here is Kin, is due September 2023 from Madville Publishing. Essays “Covering the Klan” and “Why Not Pass the ERA?” have aired on NPR affiliate WVTF; articles and short stories appear in The Christian Science Monitor, North Dakota Quarterly, Across the Margin, Broad River Review, Reckon Review, Carolina Commentary, & elsewhere. She co-edited and contributed to Lock & Load: Armed Fiction, an anthology of literary gun stories (University of New Mexico Press, 2017.) A MacDowell fellow in 2013, she earned a master’s, with distinction, from Medill Journalism (Northwestern), and an MFA from Queens. She credits her inspiration, her day jobs: chambermaid, day care worker, VISTA worker, ceramic artist, classified ad writer at the Chicago Reader, reporter, economics writer, and freelancer writer, editor; I’ve taught writing at community centers, colleges, and the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. She teaches at a literary arts organization, WriterHouse, in Charlottesville, VA.
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