Beth Kander is an author and playwright with tangled roots in the Midwest and Deep South. The granddaughter of immigrants, she is interested in the intersection of new ideas and identities with old stories, secrets, and legends. She has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Creative Writing from Mississippi University for Women. She is a past Mississippi Arts Commission Fellow and Eudora Welty Award winner.
Beth is the resident playwright for Ashland New Plays Festival in Oregon and was a founding board member of Fondren Theatre Workshop in Jackson, Mississippi. She is a frequent teacher, guest artist, and workshop facilitator. Her favorite characters are the ones she lives with: her husband, their two children, a giant dog named Oz and a tiny hamster named Dorothy.
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