Megan Baxter holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Vermont College of the Fine Arts and a BFA in Poetry from Goddard College. In 2004, when she graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy as a Creative Writing Major, Megan was honored as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. While working for the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Megan taught “pop-up” writing workshops at public schools in South Carolina, including poetry writing sessions in under-served and at-risk educational communities. For the past four summers she has returned to Interlochen Arts Camp as an instructor of high-school level fiction and nonfiction where she also teaches remotely through both Interlochen Online and Interlochen College of the Arts. 

Megan’s first book ‘The Coolest Monsters, A Collection of Essays’ was published in 2018 by Texas Review Press. Her memoir ‘Farm Girl’ was released July 1 2021 from Green Writers Press. Megan is pleased to announce that her essay collection 'Twenty Square Feet of Skin' will be published by Mad Creek Books from Ohio State Press as part of their 21st Century Essay Series in Spring 2023.

Megan has won numerous national awards including a Pushcart Prize. Her work has been listed in The Best American Essays of 2019. Recent publications included pieces in The Threepenny Review, Hotel Amerika, The Florida Review, and Creative Nonfiction Magazine. Megan serves as a mentor to young writers and loves developing cross-genre and innovative creative writing pedagogy for her workshops and classes. Megan lives in New Hampshire where she runs her own small, organic farm and teaches at several local colleges and universities.