Author Megan Stielstra Visits College of DuPage

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By Jennifer Duda

Chicago area author Megan Stielstra reads an excerpt of her work Nov. 30 as part of the College of DuPage Writers Read series, which brings area authors to COD’s campus for readings and discussions.

Stielstra is the author of three collections: “The Wrong Way To Save Your Life,”Once I Was Cool” and“Everyone Remain Calm.” Her work has appeared in “Best American Essays,” The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, “Poets & Writers,” “Tin House,” “Guernica,” “Catapult,” “Lit Hub,” Buzzfeed Reader,” “PANK” and “The Rumpus.” She has told stories for National Public Radio, Radio National Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Neo-Futurarium, and regularly with The Paper Machete live news magazine at The Green Mill in Chicago.

For 18 years, the Writers Read series has brought dozens of nationally acclaimed writers to College of DuPage, including Stuart Dybek, Eboo Patel, Luis Urrea, Scott Russell Sanders and Leigh Stein. This event is sponsored by COD’s Creative Writing and Religious Studies programs, as well as the Liberal Arts Division.

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