Writing & Awards
Rebecca Kuder writes award-winning fiction and creative nonfiction. For her creative nonfiction, Rebecca was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for FY 2018. Her novel, The Watery Girl, was a 2013 and 2014 finalist for the Many Voices Project at New Rivers Press. She is seeking publication for her novel The Eight Mile Suspended Carnival and is working on a memoir.
Rebecca earned her BA in Theatre Arts from Earlham College and her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. While at Antioch LA, she worked with Jim Krusoe, Tara Ison , Leonard Chang, and Paul Lisicky. Since graduation, she has taken workshops with Lynda Barry and Nick Flynn.
Rebecca redesigned the curriculum and for nearly seven years served as the faculty chair in the Individualized Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Antioch University Midwest. She served on the board of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop, and has taught creative writing at Antioch College, The Modern College of Design, and Stivers School for the Arts. She has also led workshops and given presentations at Antioch Writers’ Workshop, Wright State University, McKinney Middle School, Greene County Public Library, and Into The Blue Yoga.
Rebecca and her husband, the writer Robert Freeman Wexler, live in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with their daughter. When she’s not writing, teaching, or reading, Rebecca makes one-of-a-kind, Sanity Creek Sock Monkeys. You can read more about the monkeys here: http://sanitycreek.wordpress.com/.
Rebecca grew up, frequently barefoot, in Yellow Springs, Ohio. At age five, she attended the first Rainbow Family Gathering in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. She wrote her first book, The Hole in the Shirt, when she was seven. Her father mimeographed the book and they sold copies for thirty-five cents each at the local sidewalk sale. In high school, college, and afterwards, Rebecca worked as an actor, stage manager, director. Later she worked in community mental health.
Contact Rebecca at rebecca.kuder(at)gmail.com