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Megan Stielstra

Artist in Residence


Megan Stielstra is the author of three collections: The Wrong Way to Save Your Life (Harper Perennial 2017), named the 2017 Book of the Year in Nonfiction from the Chicago Review of Books; Once I Was Cool (Curbside Splendor 2014); and Everyone Remain Calm (ECW/Joyland 2011). Her work appears in the Best American Essays, New York Times, Poets & Writers, The Believer, Longreads, Tin House, Guernica, Catapult, Lit Hub, Buzzfeed Reader, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. A longtime company member with 2nd Story, she has told stories for National Public Radio, Radio National Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Goodman Theatre, the Neo-Futurarium, and regularly with The Paper Machete live news magazine at The Green Mill. She is an artist in residence at Northwestern University where she teaches creative nonfiction.


The Wrong Way to Save Your Life
The Wrong Way to Save Your Life (Harper Perennial, 2017)
Once I Was Cool
Once I Was Cool (Curbside Splendor Publishing, 2014)
Everyone Remain Calm
Everyone Remain Calm (ECW/Joyland, 2011)

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