Beth Kephart's Love Affair

Though novelist, essayist, and memoirist Beth Kephart writes primarily in the first person, she says she's wary of the big "I am."

About Beth Kephart

Beth Kephart, the award-winning author of 23 books of fiction and nonfiction, has chaired national literature juries; written about memoir and literature for national publications; 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.

An adjunct teacher of creative nonfiction and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Beth received the 2015 Beltran Family Award for Innovative Teaching and Mentoring. She was the 2013 National YoungArts master writing teacher and 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, and passages and photographs from her book Love: A Philadelphia Affair were the subject of a six-month display at the Philadelphia International Airport in 2016. She is a Radnor High School Hall of Famer and delivered the Radnor commencement address in 2016.

As the author of Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir and Tell the Truth. Make It Matter., Beth co-founded Juncture Workshops in 2016. Juncture delivers memoir workshops in extraordinary landscape and produces a monthly newsletter featuring conversations with the top working memoirists of our time.