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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cyn Kitchen  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1964 in Galesburg, IL

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Illinois Connection

I was born and raised in Galesburg, Illinois and I have raised my own family here. I graduated from Galesburg High School, Carl Sandburg College and Knox College and now I am on the faculty at Knox College. I remain in Galesburg.

Biographical and Professional Information

Assistant Professor of English at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Author of TEN TONGUES, a collection of short fiction, published in 2010 by MotesBooks of Louisville, KY.Graduate of Spalding University Master of Fine Arts in Writing.Author of numerous published short story and memoir/essay pieces.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Ten Tongues - Stories
ISBN: 1934894362

MOTES. 2010

~ A destructive raccoon threatens to dismantle a house and a marriage a desperate woman sows a seed of impossible hope a mute girl wrestles with vocal demons, and a wife whose husband outweighs her by 300 pounds struggles under the weight of an even heavier burden. In Cyn Kitchen's stories, life isn't easy or pretty. Her characters are by turns frightened, ugly, violent and insane, but they also possess an equal capacity for light. Funny, dark and raw, TEN TONGUES is anything but hopeless because Kitchen believes the best gift to give her characters is the space they need simply to be who they are. ( Hardcover. ~

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

I can be contacted through my website at I am available for readings and lectures and as of now my fees and availability are negotiable.