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BettyJoyce Nash is a writer in Virginia. Her journalism has appeared in newspapers including the Richmond, Va., Times-Dispatch and Style Weekly, the Greensboro, N .C., News & Record, and the Hendersonville, N.C., Times-News as well as the Christian Science Monitor.

Her fiction won first place awards in 2015 in the F. Scott Fitzgerald and Cville Weekly writers' contests, and has appeared in literary journals. The MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Ragdale Foundation, among other artists' colonies, have recognized her fiction with fellowships. She's working on her first novel.

She earned a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill Journalism School and a master of fine arts degree in fiction from Queens University. She's taught journalism at the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University, writing at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, and fiction writing at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. She currently teaches fiction classes at WriterHouse in Charlottesville.