Applications for the 2020-2021 Writer in Residence program will open February 1, 2020. Check back soon for application details!

Meet our current Writer in Residence:

Sarah Ratermann Beahan is a writer, facilitator and coach.

She originally hails from rural mid-Missouri, but recently relocated to the Twin Cities from Seattle, Washington after six months of driving across the country in search of a community. She holds an MFA in fiction writing from Goddard College, a MS in rural sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a BA in creative writing from Webster University. Her eclectic career has included positions selling craft beer, coordinating social media marketing for a real estate firm, writing an entertainment blog, teaching radio playwriting to fifth graders and managing programs for a youth development nonprofit serving low-income high school students. Sarah’s writing is a study of moments. The stories she is most interested in telling often occur in a split second and the implications and repercussions are the meat of her tales. Sarah has completed one novel and is now tackling her second, as well as working on a collection of essays about the quest to be an independent woman in today’s society. She facilitates writing and creativity workshops and provides one on one coaching.