Megan Stielstra

Megan Stielstra is the author of the essay collections ONCE I WAS COOL (Curbside Splendor 2014) and COME HERE, FEAR, forthcoming from Harper Perennial. She’s a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and her work appears in The Best American Essays, Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. A longtime company member with the 2nd Story storytelling series, she tells stories for all sorts of theaters, festivals, and bars (many, many bars) including the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Museum of Contemporary Art, National Public Radio, and regularly with The Paper Machete live news magazine at The Green Mill. She currently teaches in the MFA Program at Northwestern University.