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Peter David Turchi

Peter David Turchi, American English studies educator, writer. Grantee National Endowment for the Arts, 1990; recipient Sir Walter Raleigh prize North Carolina History Book Club, 1991, Literature award Illinois Arts Council, 1989. Member Associate Writing Programs.


  • Turchi, Peter David was born on October 25, 1960 in Baltimore. Son of Peter Leonard and Patricia Anne (Snyder) Turchi.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, Washington College, 1982. Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, University Arizona, 1985.


    • Lecturer Northwestern University, Chicago, 1989-1990. Assistant professor Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, 1990-1993. Director Master of Fine Arts program for writers Warren Wilson College, Asheville, since 1993.

      Adjunct faculty De Paul University, Chicago, 1986-1989, Loyola University, Chicago, 1986-1989, Columbia College, Chicago, 1986-1989, College College of DuPage, Chicago, 1986-1989.



    Member Associate Writing Programs.



    Gardening, ping pong/table tennis.


    • Married Laura Kaye Beilfuss, July 21, 1984. 1 child, Reed Nicholas.
    • father: Peter Leonard Turchi
    • mother: Patricia Anne (Snyder) Turchi
    • spouse: Laura Kaye Beilfuss
    • child: Reed Nicholas Turchi
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    Born October 25, 1960
    (age 57)
    • 1982
      Washington College
    • 1985
      University Arizona
    • 1989 - 1990
      Lecturer, Northwestern University
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1990 - 1993
      assistant, professor Appalachian State University
      Boone, North Carolina, United States
    • 1993
      director, Master of Fine Arts program for writers Warren Wilson College
      Asheville, North Carolina, United States