Beth Ann McDowell

Beth Ann McDowell is a magna cum laude graduate from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a degree in Creative Writing. She is a former recipient of the prestigious Tillie Olsen award for her creative nonfiction memoir Distance, as well as the Helen X. Sampson award for Best Undergraduate Research Paper. A CELTA certified English Teacher in Bologna, Italy for 8 years, McDowell also translated the memoir Era Blu by Antonio Bignami from Italian to English.