Collection SC/078 - Kathy Stevenson Collection

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Kathy Stevenson Collection


  • 1998, undated (Creation)


1 box

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Kathy Stevenson began her career as a newspaper columnist for The Beach Reporter in California from 1987-1993. However, in 1993 she moved to Lake Forest, Illinois, after which she became a freelance writer.

Throughout her career Stevenson has published over 350 essays, articles, and short stories in magazines and newspapers, including in The New York Times, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Los Angeles Times.

In addition Stevenson has published two books, titled "Second Thoughts" (1992) and "The Lake Poet" (2001).

Stevenson holds an MFA from Bennington College. She was an English teacher for two years at the Agnes Irwin School in Villanova, Pennsylvania and has also taught writing classes at Ragdale and community centers in the North Shore area.

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This collection contains a typed manuscript by author Kathy Stevenson of her book "The Lake Poet," set in Lake Forest, Illinois. It also contains two newspaper clippings from the Pioneer Press, one a photocopy. The clippings feature Stevenson's short stories from two separate years that placed first and second, respectively, in the Pioneer Press North Shore Fiction Writing Contest.

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  • English

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