Tags: Education; Literary Criticism

Beth Peterson

Environmental, Journalism, Poetry, Workshop Leaders

Beth Peterson is a nonfiction writer and associate professor of writing. A wilderness guide before she began writing her first book, Dispatches from the End of Ice (2019, Trinity University Press), she chronicled her treks to glaciers and volcanoes while facing the disappearance of a friend and professor. 

Peterson’s essays and poetry have appeared in: Fourth Genre, River Teeth, Post Road, the Mid-American Review, the Pinch, Newfound, Passages North, Flyway, the Great Lakes Review, Terrain.org, and other publications.

Beth lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she teaches nonfiction & book editing in Grand Valley State University's writing program. She is currently at work on two nonfiction projects: an essay collection about outer space and cancer and a memoir about her time tracking a charismatic Christian group who claimed to heal and even raise the dead. 

Festival Years: 2018, 2024

Recommended Reading

Dispatches from the End of Ice