College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Locations: Moscow
Department of English
With UI Since 2011
Creative Nonfiction, M.F.A University of Arizona 2011
English, B.S. University of Idaho 2009
Screenwriting and Story Development
The American West
Bethany Maile grew up in Eagle, Idaho. She studied creative writing at Emerson College and later completed a B.S. in Creative Writing at the University of Idaho. She then moved to Tucson, Arizona where she earned a M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Arizona. She lives with her husband in Anchorage, Alaska and teaches writing online.
- "True Grit, Country Strong, and Other Lies: A Taxonomy of Western Women" (essay) forthcoming in The Normal School
- "Ladies' Night at the Shooting Range" (essay) Fall 2011 Prairie Schooner
- "The Wild Ones" (essay) Fall 2011 River Teeth
- "The Pull of Moving Water" (essay) Winter 2009 South Dakota Review
- Awarded a 2012 Resident Fellow Position at Island Institute, Sitka, Alaska
- Received a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award for "Ladies' Night at the Shooting Range"
- Received a Puschart Prize Nomination for "The Wild Ones"
- Earned a Foundation Award, University of Arizona: given in recognition of achievements in writing 2009-2011
- Named Alternate Scholar, Fulbright Scholar Program 2011-2012
- Granted a Teaching Fellowship, University of Arizona: awarded to the top-ranking MFA nonfiction student 2010
- Awarded a Reid Leishman Award, University of Idaho: given to an outstanding English senior 2009