Noelle Beverly

Noelle Beverly loved books before she could read and began dreaming of writing her own at age eleven. She studied poetry at George Mason University with Eric Pankey and Carolyn Forché, earning an MFA in 2000.

Since then, Noelle has returned to fiction. Her first novel, Rook, explores themes of death and deception, blurs lines between genres, and traverses the boundary between poetry and prose. At present, she is working on several projects, including a novel for middle-grade readers, and two works of literary fiction for adults.

Noelle promotes local authors and supports the surrounding creative community as the literary events coordinator for Baine’s Books & Coffee in Appomattox and Scottsville.


Blog posts

Curiouser & Curiouser

By Guide and By Feel

“Happy Idling:” The Essential Nothing

Back in the Black Forest: Revisiting the Grimms

Critiquing Critique

Truth Tellers and Doorways: Joy Harjo

Innovation Inside the Lines

Finding the Elusive: Inspiration

The Release of High Tide

Required Reading, Part One

Creative Stalking

A Mind of One’s Own

Finding yourself in new country

Origin Stories and Anniversaries

Resist, persist, and “make good art:” or, why I still need to forgive Rainer Maria Rilke