Peter J. Stavros earned a BA in English from Duke University, where he received the prestigious Newman Ivey White Award for Fiction, and studied creative writing on a graduate level at Emerson College and Harvard University.

A former reporter for the Associated Press, Peter has published his writing in literary journals, magazines, newspapers and anthologies, including a humor piece on the pitfalls of tandem kayaking for married couples in The Boston Globe Magazine and a series of short stories chronicling the fictional community of Birchwood Village in The Saturday Evening Post.

Peter has also had plays produced across the country, with one reviewer noting that he  “wowed ‘Ten-Tucky [Festival of Ten Minute Plays]’ audiences  in 2017 with ‘Squirrels in a Knothole,’ a dark comedy about squirrels watching cubicle workers …” (LEO Weekly). “Squirrels in a Knothole,” “PMA and the Beast,” “Geese” and “Resisting” are some of his plays that have been named Audience Choice Winners at various festivals.

Peter writes fiction, creative non-fiction, essays and plays. Originally from Queens, New York, he lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife.

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