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Kathryn Kysar

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Kathryn Kysar is the author of two books of poetry, Dark Lake and Pretend the World and the editor of a collection of essays, Riding Shotgun: Women Writing about Their Mothers. Her poems have been heard on A Writer's Almanac and published in many literary magazines including Great River Review, Midland Review, Mizna, and Painted Bride Quarterly. Kysar has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. She recently served on the board of directors for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

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Friday, May 31, 2013. Quarter/Quarter, 25 Center Street East, Harmony, Minnesota. Happy Hour Poetry and Prose reading sponsored by the Harmony Arts Board. 3:30-5:00 p.m. With Kris Bigalk, Beth Mayer, and Amy Weldon.

Friday, June 21, 2013. Eagan Resource Center Food Shelf. 3904 Cedar Grove Parkway, Eagan, Minneasota, 55122. Cracked Walnut Summer Solstice Reading. 7:30 p.m. With An... Read more of this blog post »
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Riding Shotgun: Women Write...

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Catherine Hi there! :-)

message 3: by Scott (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:02PM)

Scott Nadelson Thanks for bringing me on board, Kate. Look forward to getting book recommendations from you. Scott

message 2: by Bryan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:21PM)

Bryan Worra Yay! You got it figured out! Welcome to the world of being a goodreads author. :)

message 1: by Allison (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:21PM)

Allison HedgeCoke Nice video read!

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