Literary Director, 2nd Story
Megan Stielstra is the Literary Director of 2nd Story and co-editor of their first print anthology, due November 2012. She’s told stories for The Goodman, The Steppenwolf, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Chicago Poetry Center, Story Week Festival of Writers, Wordstock Literary Festival, The Neo-Futurarium, Victory Gardens, Theater on the Lake, and Chicago Public Radio, among others, and is a regular performer with 2nd Story, The Paper Machete, and Write Club. Her story collection, Everyone Remain Calm, was a Chicago Tribune Favorite of 2011, and her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Pank, F Magazine, Make Magazine, Other Voices, Bluestem, The Nervous Breakdown, Fresh Yarn, Pindeldyboz, Swink, Necessary Fiction, Shareable, Punk Planet, and elsewhere. Currently, she teaches writing and performance at Columbia College and The University of Chicago, and lives online at meganstielstra.com.