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Sarah Beth Childers


Assistant Professor
MFA, West Virginia University

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Creative Nonfiction and Fiction

Recent Upper Division & Graduate Courses Taught

  • Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • Seminar in Creative Nonfiction
  • Studies Creative Nonfiction

Selected Publications


Shake Terribly the EarthOhio University Press, 2013.

Journal Publications:

"A Hobo Like Me." Quiddity. Spring 2017. Forthcoming.

"Low." Green Briar Review. Summer 2016. Forthcoming.

"Things Sad People Shouldn't Have." Pank 10.4. July-Aug. 2015.

"Chariot's a-Comin'." Gravel. May 2015.

"Portraits within Portraits." Guernica Daily. 30 April 2015.

"Ghost Siblings." Beside the Point. Fall 2014. 

"Ten Years Ago." Brevity. Winter 2014.

"Shorn." Wigleaf: (Very) Short Fiction. 24 Sept. 2012.

"Dear Wigleaf: Under the Night Heron Tree." Wigleaf: (Very) Short Fiction. 24 Sept. 2012.

"Boat Stories: Three Generations." Tusculum Review 7 (2011): 175-184.

"Garbage-Bag Charity." SNReview 10.2 (Summer 2008).

"Red Ribbon." Paddlefish (2008): 18-21.

Anthology Publications:

"Beaver Pond." Anthology of Appalachian Ecocriticism and Nature Writing. Ed. Jessica Corey. Forthcoming.

"Ten Years Ago." Love and Profanity: A Collection of True, Tortured, Wild, Hilarious, Concise, and Intense Tales of Teenage Life. Ed. Nick Healy. North Mankato, MN: Switch Press, 2015: 128-131.

Honors & Offices

  • 2009-2010 Olive B. O'Connor Fellow in Creative Writing at Colgate University
  • Cimarron Review Editor of Nonfiction