Elizabeth Mosier

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

Elizabeth Mosier is the author of The Playgroup (part of GemmaMedia’s “Open Door” series to promote adult literacy), a novel, My Life as a Girl (Random House), and numerous stories, articles, essays, and reviews. Her work has appeared most recently in 50 Women Over Fifty: A Celebration of Established and Emerging Women Writers, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, The HerStories “Voices” project, The Dock: Hayden’s Ferry Review, Cleaver, Creative Nonfiction, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her essay, “Believers,” was selected as notable in The Best American Essays 2015. “The U-Curve,” her column on midlife, is regularly featured in the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, she has twice been named a finalist by the Pew Fellowships in the Arts and has received fellowships from The Millay Colony for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. A seven-year volunteer technician for the Independence National Park Archaeology Laboratory, she is at work on a collection of essays on archaeology, memory, and home.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Excavating Memory: Archaeology and Home (New Rivers Press, 2019)


The Playgroup (Gemma Open Door, 2011)
My Life as a Girl (Random House, 1999)

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Phoenix, AZ
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Last update: May 25, 2019