Elizabeth Winder

Elizabeth Winder is the author of three non fiction books, Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York (Haper Collins 2013),  Marilyn in Manhattan (Flatiron 2017), and recently released Parachute Women: Marianne Faithfull, Marsha Hunt, Bianca Jagger, Anita Pallenberg and the Women Behind the Rolling  Stones (Hachette 2023).
She has a BA in English from the College of William and Mary and an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University. Prior to turning to nonfiction, she wrote and was published in the genre of Poetry.  Her work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Antioch Review, Lana Turner, American Letters and Commentary among others. She has been the recipient of The Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center fellowship and a Pushcart  nomination. She has also appeared as a guest author in the CNN original series, Reframed, Marilyn Monroe.

Student Feedback for Elizabeth

Elizabeth is personable, generous, knowledgeable, interested, interesting, has great editing skills and has inspired and equipped me to a new form of writing which suits me very much but which would have remained inaccessible without her. I am very glad I took her class. Helen Conway

Elizabeth was fantastic. She met with us weekly to review our pieces, offering excellent suggestions for improvements and changes that made the pieces come together. She was very positive and encouraging and took time to explain what she was thinking. She listened to me when I explained what I was trying to achieve and helped come up with concrete ideas to reach the goal. Elizabeth Speziale