Kelly Beard

Kelly Beard practiced employment discrimination law in the Atlanta area for two decades before returning to college to study creative writing. In 2016, she earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her work appears in the Santa Ana River Review, Five Points, and Bacopa Literary Review. Her memoir, An Imperfect Rapture, won the 2017 Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award.