Spencer, Elizabeth

Spencer, Elizabeth (m. Rushers)

(1921–  ) writer; born in Carrollton, Miss. She studied at Belhaven College (B.A. 1942) and Vanderbilt (M.A. 1943). She lived in Italy (1953–58), married in 1956, and became a writer of novels and short stories. She taught writing at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (1976–86) and at the University of North Carolina (1986). Her early novels are based in the rural South, and several others are set in Italy, as in The Light in the Piazza (1960), but whatever the setting, her works tend to deal with expatriates and outsiders.
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Marlboro: Brian Young, To Chong, Alycia Dafoe, Angela Casado-Diaz, Bethany Braga, Candice Knox, Christopher Davis, Christopher Castro, Daniel Abrams, Danielle Desmond, Eliza Spencer, Elizabeth Stangle, Erina Sato, Gregory de Angeli, Jared Johnson, Jessica Andrade, Jonathan Casey, Katherine O'Brien, Ksenia Brusser, Kurt Chamberlin, Marcos Araujo, Max Whittemore, Melanie Rebello, Michael Kahale, Monica Lopez, Nicholas Losso, Nicholas Markey, Olivia Rogers, Saulo Depaula, Sonia Weiss, Stephanie Rocha, Taylor Schlacter and Yuchen Yang
Rachael Skjelstad, Brandon Smith, Cole Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Jesse Smith, Amy Spencer, Elizabeth Spencer, Daniel Spoon, Danielle Stadther, Tara Starck, Ashley Steiner, Rebecca Steller, Ryan Stone, Anna Stucky, Sarah Svejcar, Kelsey Svoboda,
ARTISTS: Lillian Ball, Dexter Buell, Tom Cole, Daniel Cooney, Meredith Danluck, Cynthia Gantz, Maria Elena Gonzalez, Andre Hebert, Jonathon Horowitz, Nancy Hwang, Michael Joseph, Kopp/ Kordansky, Joey Kotting, Pam Lins, Gabriel Martinez, Linda Nishio, Guy Overfelt, Jun Ozaki, Carlos Pisco, Larimer Richards, Emily Richardson, Joel Sanders, David Scher, George Spencer, Elizabeth Stephens, Bill Thelen (Lump Lipshitz), Mungo Thomson, Type A, Jessica Wynne.
Spencer, Elizabeth. "Remarks on Contemporary Fiction." Michigan Quarterly Review, 27 (Winter 1988), 111-113.
He also leaves nine grandchildren: Christopher and Patrick Woodbury of Spencer, Elizabeth Flamand and Jaclyn Waskewicz of North Brookfield, Michael Waskewicz of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mark Toto of Webster, Jesse and Jacob Wetherell of North Brookfield and Madison Wetherell of Springfield.