PAIGE TOWERS is a creative and freelance writer who earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Emerson College. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, McSweeney's, The Harvard Review, Seneca Review, North American Review, Indiana Review, Cream City Review, The Baltimore Review, Midwestern Gothic, The Billfold, Bustle, Hyperallergic and many other publications.
She has been anthologized in Belt Publishing's City Anthology Series (Milwaukee) and received generous support from Bread Loaf and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She was also selected as a featured writer for Franklin & Marshall College's 2023 Emerging Writers Festival. Paige made the Notable Essays list in Best American Essays 2020 and, furthermore, she's a Pushcart Prize nominee, the former Associate Editor of Woolly, a former staff writer for Van Winkle's and the former Senior Editor of TRUE, a weekly publication from Proximity Magazine that aims to push forward the conversation around nonfiction. She was featured in a video from Refinery29 on ASMR and selected by Adrian Chen to give a talk for the IRL Club on the same subject. In 2020, Paige also shared her experience with noise pollution and mental health on an episode of Twenty Thousand Hertz — a sound-themed podcast in partnership with TED.
Paige has lived in Iowa City, London, Seoul, Denver, Boston, New York City and Milwaukee, but now resides in Bellingham, Washington.