Megan Stielstra

Megan Stielstra is the literary director of 2nd Story and co-editor of their forthcoming print anthology, Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low-Flying Duck: Stories from 2nd Story (Elephant Rock Books, 2012). She’s told stories for The Goodman Theater, Steppenwolf, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Poetry Center, Story Week, Wordstock, The Neo-Futurarium, Victory Gardens, Theater on the Lake and Chicago Public Radio, among others, and is a regular performer with 2nd Story, The Paper Machete and Write Club. Her story collection, Everyone Remain Calm (Joyland/ECW 2011), was a Chicago Tribune favorite of 2011, and her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Pank, The Rumpus, Make magazine, F Magazine, Other Voices, The Nervous Breakdown, Fresh Yarn, Pindeldyboz, Swink, Necessary Fiction and elsewhere. She teaches writing and performance at Columbia College and the University of Chicago.


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