Wyoming Arts Council

Meet the bookfest authors: Beth Loffreda

We’re publishing profiles of the many fine authors that will be attending the second annual Equality State Book Festival Sept. 18-20 in Casper.

Beth Loffreda teaches workshops in non-fiction as well as courses in recent American and African-American literature at the University of Wyoming. She has written about Wyoming in Losing Matt Shepard: Life and Politics in the Aftermath of Anti-Gay Murder (Columbia University Press, 2000). Currently she’s working on essays about a variety of American eccentrics.

She grew up in Audubon, Pennsylvania, and attended the University of Virginia (BA) and Rutgers (PhD in English). Since arriving at UW in 1998, she has won the Ellbogen Meritorious Teaching award, the Jason Thompson Commitment to Diversity award, and Top Ten Teacher, among other honors. She’s usually outside.

At the bookfest, Loffreda will be teaching a non-fiction writing workshop offering CEU’s, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 18-19, at Casper College, and will also appear on the panel: “Plain Facts and True Stories”, scheduled for 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Nicolaysen Art Museum.

FMI: http://uwyo.edu/english/

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