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Elizabeth Twiddy

educator , writer

Elizabeth Twiddy, American writer, educator. Recipient Shigley award, Pennsylvania State University, Department Biochemistry, 1995, Joyce Carol Oates award, 2005. Child care worker Children's Home Detroit, 2000—2001; teaching artist Partners Arts Education, Syracuse, 2005—2006; Member of Modern Language Association, Penn State Alumni Association, Association Writers and Writing Programs, Academy American Poets, Golden Key National Honor Society.

Background

Twiddy, Elizabeth was born on November 16, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Frances Elizabeth and William Twiddy.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1996. Degree in English, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1996. Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Poetry, Syracuse University, New York, 2005.

Career

Laboratory researcher Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1997—2000. Visiting writing instructor Le Moyne College, Syracuse, since 2006. Poetry instructor Downtown Writer's Center, Syracuse, since 2005.

Works

  • Author: (poems book) Zoo Animals in the Rain. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Child care worker Children's Home Detroit, 2000—2001. Teaching artist Partners Arts Education, Syracuse, 2005—2006. Member of Modern Language Association, Penn State Alumni Association, Association Writers and Writing Programs, Academy American Poets, Golden Key National Honor Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, photography, painting, walking, cooking.

Connections

Life partner Edward Ruchalski.

father:
Frances Elizabeth

mother:
William Twiddy