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Kirsten Eve Beachy

Kirsten Eve Beachy teaches creative writing and journalism at Eastern Mennonite University. With her husband, Jason Alderfer, she raises muscovy ducks, backyard chickens, and honeybees in Briery Branch, Va. Beachy received degrees in Philosophy & Theology and Theater from Eastern Mennonite University and an MFA in creative writing from West Virginia University. Beachy was born in Goshen, Ind., and retains membership at Paoli Mennonite Fellowship, her childhood church (Paoli, Ind.). She covenants with Shalom Mennonite Church (Harrisonburg, Va.), and often attends Philippi Mennonite Church (Philippi, W. Va.) in spirit. Beachy's stories and essays appear in literary journals including Shenandoah, The Tusculum Review, Relief: a Quarterly Chrisitian Expression, Rhubarb, Dreamseeker, and others. Her short fiction can be found in Norton's anthology of Hint Fiction. She is a contributing editor to The Tusculum Review. For more information on her current projects, go to or her author blog at