Elizabeth Lutyens returned to her native North Carolina after a career in the Boston area as a journalist in print and television. She continues to work as a freelance feature writer and copywriter and is completing a novel set in Boston and St. Helena Island (South Carolina) that explores “female medicine” of the mid-19th century.
Elizabeth has published feature stories, essays, and profiles for corporate and non-profit clients, and for small presses. A profile of Emory Campbell, Director Emeritus of the Penn Center on St. Helena Island, appeared in Heartstone, the environment-focused literary journal of Warren Wilson College. For this essay, the author used her on-going research of the South Carolina Sea Islands’ Gullah history and culture.
A faculty member of the Great Smokies/UNC Asheville Writing Program since 2006, Elizabeth currently teaches its by-invitation Prose Master Class and is editor of its online literary magazine, The Great Smokies Review. She received a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College.