Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Inspiration, Imagination and Invention with Simon Rose - Sept. 14th

Kathryn Reiss was born in Massachusetts, grew up in Ohio, and received B.A. degrees in English and German from Duke University, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. After college, she lived in Bonn, Germany as a Fulbright Scholar, and during this time wrote the first draft of her first novel.

Reiss been a Writer in Residence for the Princeton Arts Council, a recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant for Writers, and a featured speaker with (among others) Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, The Northern California Library Association, The International Reading Association, Fresno County Office of Education, California Reading Association, The American Library Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Now she lives in Northern California, in a rambling old house, with her husband and kids. She has five children ranging in age from 27 to 16, plus assorted pets. When not at home with her family or working on a new book, Reiss teaches Creative Writing at Mills College, where she is an Associate Professor of English.
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