Resume for Peggy Rambach: Author, Writer, Teacher & Tutor Andover Massachusetts


Vermont College, M.F.A. Fiction Writing, 1985.
University of New Hampshire, M.A. Fiction Writing, 1982.
Tufts University, B.A. Cum Laude, English Literature, 1980.



The Lons, Paperback, Kindle, The Paper Journey Press, 2013.
Fighting Gravity
, Paperback, Kindle, PFP Publishing/AJAR Contemporaries, 2012.
Fighting Gravity, Steerforth Press, 2001.

Short Story Chapbook Collection:
When the Animals Leave, Ampersand Press, 1986.

Editor’s Choice III, Best of the Small Presses, 1991.
“Other Distinguished Short Stories” The Best American Short Stories, 1988.
“Outstanding Writers” The Pushcart Prize Anthology: Best of the Small Presses, 1984, 1986.

Short Stories:

The Fourth River: : Issue #8
The Apalachee Review, Issue #62
The North American Review.
Antigonish Review.
Fiction Network (two issues).
The Indiana Review.
Intro 13.
The Lowell Pearl.

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
The Guardian.
Field Notes, System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES).

Features, Reviews, and Profiles:
Boston Globe Newspaper and The Boston Globe Magazine.
The Boston Herald.


Teaching Experience

Academic Positions:
University of New Hampshire M.F.A. in Writing Program, Present.
Chatham University, Low-Residency M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing, Present.
Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Present.
Emerson College, 1990 – 1998.
U. Mass. Lowell, 1988 – 1990.
Northern Essex Community College, 1986 – 1988.
Bradford College, 1982 – 1985.
University of New Hampshire, 1981-1982.

Arts and Medical Humanities Residencies 2005 - Present (selected):
South Bay House of Correction, Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, Boston, MA.
Medical School for International Health at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Collaboration with Columbia University, Abrahams-Curiel Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics, Be’er Sheva, Israel.
Tufts University School of Medicine, Selective Program.
VA Outpatient Clinic, Boston, MA.
AIDS Action Committee, Boston, MA.
New Hampshire State Hospital, Concord, NH.
Tewksbury State Hospital, Tewksbury, MA.
Crotched Mountain School and Brain Injury Unit, Greenfield, NH.
Wellness Community of Greater Boston for Cancer Support, Newton, MA.
Vermont Veterans’ Home, Bennington, VT.
Bay State Correctional Center, Norfolk, MA.
Hampshire County Prison, North Hampton, MA.

Guest Artist Residencies 1998-Present (selected):
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Medical School for International Health and Department of English.
Brooks School.
Taft School.
The Governor’s Academy.
Lawrence Academy.
Waring School North Shore Young Writers’ Conference.
Shore Country Day School.
Pike School.
The Wang Center’s Suskind Young at Arts.
Brighton High School.
N. Andover High School.
Manchester Essex High School.

ESOL 2003-2005:
Asian Center of Merrimack Valley Inc.


Administrative Experience

Founder and Director:
U. Mass Lowell Writers’ Conference.
Interim Director:
Eastern Writers’ Conference, Salem State College.
Organize, Direct, Host Therapeutic Arts Residencies’ Culminating Readings.
Grant Writing.



Fellowship Yaddo Artist Colony, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2004.
Fellowship, MacDowell Artist Colony, Peterborough NH, 2003.
Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant in Fiction, 1998.
Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant in Fiction, 1994.
St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant in Literature, 1994.

Kenneth B. Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine, 2005.
Literacy Champion Award, Mass. Literacy Foundation, Verizon, 2006.
Metlife Foundation Reading America Program, 2005.
The City of Lawrence Cultural Council Arts Lottery Grant, 2002 - 2006.
Massachusetts Cultural Council Elder Initiative Pilot Project, 1999.
The Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, 1998.


Project Publications Editor

All That Matters; Memoir From the Wellness Community of Greater Boston,The Paper Journey Press, 2006.

Seeds of Lotus; Cambodian and Vietnamese Voices in America,
The Paper Journey Press, 2006.

Means of Escape; Memoirs of Vietnamese Immigrants and Refugees
Living in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts
, grant supported, 2004.

A Name Like Me; Essays and Poems by Vietnamese and Cambodian Teenagers
Living in Lawrence Massachusetts, grant supported
, 2003.

Under the Sugar Palm Trees; Memoirs of Cambodian Refugees
Living in Lawrence, Massachusetts
, grant supported, 2002.


Arts Education Service

Grant Panelist:
Massachusetts Cultural Council, Org. Support Program, Literature.
Massachusetts Cultural Council, Literacy and General Education.
Rhode Island Cultural Council’s Artist Grant in Fiction.

Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education.
Correctional Education Association.
Massachusetts Commonwealth Panel on Arts and Tourism.
Massachusetts Council On Aging.
Vermont Collaboration Conference on Children, Youth & Families.
American Association of Museums.
Vermont Arts Exchange Arts and Healing Symposium.

Featured Artist: Documentary Film: The Healing Arts: New Pathways to Health.