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Welcome to the interweb home of Chicago writer

Michael A. Van Kerckhove.

I am a published author of creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, interviews, food reviews, pop culture and environmental pieces, and more. Check out my Publications and Freelance pages for more information.

The Performance page features information on past storytelling events and readings. Plus info on unpublished work I’ve shared.

My Nonprofit page features information on professional, volunteer, and other experience with various nonprofit organizations.

Cover artwork by the most excellent Borja Cabada.
Photo: Clifton McReynolds.

Latest Publications


My first official published short fiction piece Survival is included in the 21st edition of Off the Rocks,  NewTown Writers’ journal of LGBT writings.

“Everyone Should Go to Live Lit Events”

My piece about the importance of Live Lit events is live at Proximity Magazine‘s TRUE Blog.

“Swim Lessons”

My nonfiction piece Swim Lessons appears in the new print issue of Waxing & Waning from April Gloaming Press.

“A Love Poem for Sleepaway Camp”

My nonfiction/prose poem/fan fiction Love Poem appears in FreezeRay Poetry, Issue #14: Putting a Band-Aid on 2017 With Sweet Nerd Poems.

Recent Shows

OUTSpoken: LGBTQ Stories

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ SideTrack, Boys Town, Chicago.

Join me for my OUTSpoken debut!

Pour One Out: A Storytelling Series

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ Volumes Book Cafe, Wicker Park, Chicago.

The Theme: I Paid the Price For…


All things Publications! Learn more about my work published in print and online. Thank you for reading. (more…)


All things Performance! Learn more about live lit/storytelling, reading, and solo performance events. Thank you for visiting. (more…)