Phyllis Barber holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College and is an award-winning author of both fiction and creative nonfiction. She is the author of seven books and many essays. Her memoir How I Got Cultured won the AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction in 1991.
Barber taught in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program in Montpelier, Vermont for nineteen years, was a visiting writer at the University of Missouri/Columbia, and also taught for Lighthouse Writers in Denver and other community education programs throughout the West. She is a co-founder of the Writers at Work Conference in Park City, Utah; an editor and manuscript consultant; and a 2005 inductee into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.
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