Chris DeGuire has been a Story Week assistant since 2010. He earned his MFA in creative writing from Columbia College Chicago in 2008 and his MA in the teaching of creative writing from Columbia in 2010. He is adjunct faculty in the Department of Creative Writing, teaches Fiction Writing workshops and is the assistant coordinator for the department’s tutoring program. His work has appeared in Hair Trigger, F magazine and No Touching, and he is a past recipient of the John Schultz and Betty Shiflett Story Workshop Scholarship. He serves on the board of directors for the Kenosha Writers’ Guild in Kenosha, Wisc., and Speaking of Our Words, a literary podcast on YouTube, featuring southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois writers and artists.