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.