BA, University of Puget Sound, 1978
MA, University of Washington, 1986
Beverly Conner did her graduate work in creative writing. Her thesis was a collection of short stories, Safe Lodgings. She has taught the freshman Honors writing class as well as freshmen sections of Writing and Rhetoric. Regularly, she teaches the introductory courses in both poetry writing (English 203) and fiction writing (English 202). Other classes include advanced fiction writing (English 402) and autobiography/biography (English 205). She has published essays in Private Voices, Public Lives: Women Speak on the Literary Life and Colors of a Different Horse: Rethinking Creative Writing Theory and Pedagogy, as well as short fiction and poetry in various journals. She is currently at work on her second novel, Falling from Grace, that deals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).