Karen Beck

Karen Beck has been an instructor at Writers and Books since 2009, teaching courses ranging topically from “Mirror up to Nature: Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Robert Kegan’s Psychology,” to “Three Courageous Women,” a course about women religious and political. A published poet and former newspaper reporter, Ms. Beck holds an MA in Theology from Colgate Divinity School and is a native Rochesterian. After teaching philosophy and creative writing elsewhere, she now lives in Syracuse, NY where she is currently completing a volume of poetry and her first novel.