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June's Hot Writer: Kathryn Born

My literary influences:
Richard Brautigan, Barry Yourgrau and Amos Tutuola

My favorite literary quote: “If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.”
Anaïs Nin

My favorite book of all time: Aye, that's a hard question. I was blown away by "The History of Love" by Nicole Krauss

I’m currently reading:
"The Bridge" by Iain Banks

My guilty pleasure book: "How to Write a Movie in 21 Days" - but now I see there's a PDF on the Internet called "How to Write a Movie in 10 Days" - so I might switch to that (because that's even faster).

I can’t write without: Total and complete silence, 5 hour periods of time and ice tea. Writing is fantastic in that you need nothing – borrow a pen and flip over a paper placemat and you can create work. For art, you need supplies; movies you need a crew - so as one who does a lot of art forms, I appreciate the simplicity of writing.

Worst line I ever wrote: Brilliant lines that I later realized were actually written by someone else.

Brief Bio:
Born and raised in Chicago, Kathryn Born is a writer, artist and filmmaker. Her first novel, The Blue Kind was published in November of 2012, and she is currently adapting it into a screenplay. She is also toying with the idea of creating a reader's guide that will clarify the confusing parts of the novel. Her first book, The Essential New Art Examiner, an anthology about the long-running regional art magazine "The New Art Examiner" was published in 2011. She founded Chicago Art Magazine in 2009, along with online publications about technology and film. She lives with her husband and two children in the suburbs of Chicago, and is working on a software algorithm that will match people with the indie films, books art, and music they are most likely to enjoy.

A writer with an MFA in Creative Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sarah Terez Rosenblum freelances for sites like Pop Matters and Her debut novel, “Herself When She’s Missing," was called “poetic and heartrending” by ALA Booklist. Sarah is also a figure model, Spinning instructor and teacher at Chicago’s StoryStudio. Inevitably one day she will find herself lecturing naked on a spinning bike. She's kind of looking forward to it actually.
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