Meryl Peters, MFA

Adjunct Faculty


Meryl Peters holds an MFA in Creative Writing Fiction from Antioch University Los Angeles. Her story Shalimar was published in Wind Magazine, and Miss Brighton Beach, 1937 was published in the Southern Indiana Review. Currently, her novel The Girl from Albermarle Road is under consideration.

Meryl’s awards include Residency at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, RopeWalk Writers’ Scholarship, Mary C. Mohr Short Fiction Finalist, Cottonwood Art Cooperative Fiction Fellowship Runner Up, and AWP Writers’ Conferences & Festivals Scholarship Finalist, and her chapbook The First One to Speak Loses, was a CutBank Literary Journal semi-finalist. She has participated in numerous writing workshops and conferences.

At Antioch University Santa Barbara, she teaches Creative Writing classes and seminars and mentors students’ Creative Writing Independent Studies. She is a member of the English Department at Santa Barbara City College and also conducts private fiction workshops as well as edits both fiction and non-fiction projects. She is on the Advisory Board of Speaking of Stories, and is a member of She Writes and Associated Writers and Writing Programs.