First Year Writing
Maggie Kast's new book, The Crack between the Worlds: a dancer's memoir of loss, faith and family, was published by Wipf and Stock Publishers in September 2009. For excerpts, links to other writings and comments by others see her website: www.maggiekast.com. She received an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College and has published fiction in The Sun, Carve Magazine, Nimrod International, Rosebud, Kaleidoscope and Paper Street. Her essays have appeared in Image: Journal of Religion and the Arts, Writer's Chronicle, Contact Quarterly, America and others.
Maggie taught dance and Freshman Seminar at Valparaiso University in the '90s, and came to Columbia to teach in the Freshman Seminar program. In 2003 she started teaching Writing and Rhetoric II, and likes working with students to build words into sentences, paragraphs and papers.
An excerpt from her book appeared in ACM (Another Chicago Magazine) where it won a Literary Award from the Illinois Arts Council and a Pushcart nominationl. Yoga keeps her body and mind on the same page.
Office Location: English Department, suite 527, 5th floor, 33 E. Congress
Office Phone: 312-369-8125
Department of English
Columbia College of Chicago
600 So. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605