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 and is currently making final edits on her first novel, Rook, a story that explores themes of death and deception, blurs lines between genres, and traverses the boundary between poetry and prose.
Noelle promotes local authors and supports the surrounding creative community as the literary event coordinator for Baine’s Books & Coffee in Appomattox and Scottsville. Once Rook manifests, however, she plans to embark on a multi-regional book and music tour, via vintage Airstream, with January Zero.
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