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Amy Beth Wright

Professor of Practice

Amy Beth has been part of the writing faculty at Purchase since 2012, teaching College Writing and The Art of the Essay. She founded and edits Expose,The Purchase College Journal of Expository Writing in the fall of 2018, as a platform for first year students to collaborate within the editorial and publication process. Amy Beth earned her MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She writes autobiographical essays and features on travel, art, and architecture, and is also on the board of the SUNY Council on Writing. As part of her work on the board, she co-edits a new craft-of-pedagogy blogzine for writing educators entitled SUNY Writes!

Research Interests

Creative nonfiction, memoir, essay, first year writing, and writing across the curriculum.

Representative Courses

College Writing

The Art of the Essay

Publications

Amy Beth’s autobiographical essays have most recently been featured in Catapult, Electric Literature, and Southwest: The Magazine. As a journalist, she contributes to Artsy, Art in America, Amtrak’s The National, Fodors Travel, and Saveur, among other outlets. Click here to read her work. She co-founded and edits Parks & Points, a website dedicated to sharing writing about public lands, and also edits SUNY Writes! a new resource for writing educators created in collaboration with the SUNY Council on Writing.

Presentations / Conferences

Conference planning committee, “The Art of Writing/The Writing of Art,” SUNY Council on Writing, Purchase College, November 2019.