Mary Beth Ellis is a freelance writer with an MFA in nonfiction from Bennington College. She teaches writing and literature at the college level. Her work is widely anthologized and featured in such publications as Today.com, MSNBC.com, Creative Nonfiction, Random House's Twentysomething Essays From Twentysomething Authors, and many more. Mary Beth has served several writing residencies, including with the Atlantic Center for the Arts; the Institute for Sustainable Living, Art, and Natural Designand the U.S. National Parks. She writes about baseball, culture, and Star Wars for several online outlets.