Rebecca Kuder 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.
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.
Rebecca and her husband, the writer Robert Freeman Wexler, live in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with their daughter Merida.
For her creative nonfiction, she was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for FY 2018.
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, and The Modern College of Design. She’s led workshops and given presentations at Antioch Writers’ Workshop, Wright State University, Stivers School for the Arts, McKinney Middle School, Greene County Public Library, and Into The Blue Yoga.
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/.
Contact Rebecca at rebecca.kuder(at)gmail.com