Rebecca Berg, PhD
Rebecca has taught at Lighthouse since 2005. She has also taught writing and literature at the University of Denver’s University College, at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and at Cornell University, where she earned her Ph.D. in English Literature. Long, long ago, as a recipient of a Fulbright travel grant, she spent a year teaching English to high school students in Hamburg, Germany.
For almost two decades, she has also worked as a freelance editor, and for seven years, from 2004 to 2010, she served as staff writer for the Journal of Environmental Health. Her nonfiction publications include many long-form articles written on assignment, as well as literary-critical essays on Ruth Rendell and Walter Mosley.
Excerpts from her first novel, Sarah’s Memoir, have appeared in the Five Fingers Review and Word Riot. The novel itself remains unpublished, as does her second, Filigree, which took third prize in the F Magazine 2005 Novel-in-Progress Contest. A third novel, Julio’s Ghost, won the 2008 Dana Award and is also in search of a publisher. She is currently at work on a fourth, tentatively called The Brick Thieves. An excerpt from The Brick Thieves appeared in the 2012 issue of the Water~Stone Review under the title “The Meadow House Investigation.”
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