Elizabeth Taylor

Senior Lecturer in English

Ph.D, A.M., American Literature, Brown University
A.B., American Studies, Smith College


  • Mentoring Nonfiction Writers
  • Writing Memoir, Literary Journalism, Historical Narrative
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Archiving
  • Reviewing Fiction
  • All things Rhode Island

Beth Taylor has mentored nonfiction writers for 30 years. A former journalist, she has published essays about teaching, writing, and the Vietnam War era. Her recent book is The Plain Language of Love and Loss: A Quaker Memoir. She has advised freshmen, sophomores, English concentrators, writers, and walk-ins of all stripes at Brown for fifteen years.