Michael Van Kerckhove

Michael Van KerckhoveProgram: M. A. in Writing and Publishing

Accomplishments, Awards, Publications, and Scholarships:

  • Guest Reader, DePaul Student Writers Series, Radio DePaul, January 2012.
  • Contributor & Editor, How Long Will I Cry? at Steppenwolf Theatre and in the forthcoming book.
  • Coffee Boy (short play) published in Threshold 2012.
  • Reader, inaugural line-up of That’s All She Wrote reading series @ Swim Cafe, October 2012.
  • Nonfiction Editor, Threshold 2013.
  • Presenter, “The Pantry” (Creative Nonfiction), DePaul English Conference 2013.
  • Reader, DePaul Reading Series @ Bourgeois Pig, April 2013.
  • Contributor, Independent Voices: A Small Press Sampler, forthcoming at the new LitCity312 web site.

Favorite Courses at DePaul: I loved all my classes, but a special shout out to The Art of the Interview with Miles Harvey and Speculative Fiction with Rebecca Johns-Trissler.

Post-graduation Plans:

  • Look for a job that doesn’t involve serving pizza to children, as adorable as many of them may be.
  • Give some love to the unread non-school books and AWP lit mags crying on my book shelves.
  • Rekindle my participation with the Chicago Storytelling/Live Lit Scene.
  • Explore freelance opportunities.
  • Finish and submit some short stories.
  • Get back to my YA novel.
  • Keep up with all of you. (Hit me up at michaelvankerckhove.com)

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