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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kathie Bergquist  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Minneapolis, Minnesota

-- Kathie Bergquist on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Bergquist moved to Chicago in 1989.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kathie Berguist’s writing has been published in ''Girlfriends'' magazine, ''Out'', ''The Advocate'', ''Curve'', and ''Diva''. Born in Minneapolis, she moved to Chicago in 1989. She’s honed her observational skills in the field, having worked at both Women and Children First and Unabridged Bookstores in Chicago, and by writing a long-running lesbian nightlife column, “The Kathie Klub” for the Chicago gay weekly ''Nightlines''. Currently, Bergquist is the City Editor of the ''Not For Tourists™ Guide to Chicago'' and a regular food contributor to the Chicago Reader. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago, and lives on the northwest side of the city.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

A Field Guide to Gay and Lesbian Chicago
ISBN: 1893121038

Lake Claremont Press. 2006

Book by Kathie Bergquist, Robert McDonald

Not For Tourists Guide 2009 to Chicago (Not for Tourists Guidebook)
ISBN: 0981488749

Langenscheidt Pub Inc. 2008

Not for Tourists guidebooks are map-based, neighbourhood by neighbourhood guides designed to lighten the load of already street-savvy residents, commuters, business travellers, and yes, tourists too. Each map is marked with user-friendly icons identifying the services and entertainment centres that you look for as you make your way through town: everything from post offices, car parks, restaurants, bars, DIY stores and gyms to information on hotels, airports, public transport and parks. Whether you're a seasoned resident, a returning visitor, relocating, or someone who is completely new in town, Not for Tourists guidebooks help you make the most of your time in the city, while you're in it.

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