Welcome to the new MichaelVanKerckhove.com.

Thank you for stopping by!

Inspired by my move from Chicago to Nashville, this site finally got the update and makeover it deserved. So, so long Chicago skyline illustration, and hello new artwork by the most excellent Borja Cabada!

Browse through the updated Publication and Performance (and eventually Theatre…) archives. Read and listen to online stories, and learn how to order copies of print publications.

Say Hi if you make it to my next event.

If you’re so inclined, subscribe to the Blog. I’m feeling like posting more these days.

I look forward to sharing my new adventures with you.


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 Events

Waxing & Waning: A Literary Journal Issue 02 Release Party!

November 27. 2017 @ The Family Wash/Garage Coffee, East Nashville.

A celebration of the new issue of Waxing & Waning from April Gloaming Publishing.

TenX9 Nashville

August 28, 2017 @ Parnassus Books, Nashville

TenX9 Nashville is teaming up with The Porch Writers’ Collective for this special edition of the long running live lit show. This month’s theme is Words.


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…)


All things Theatre! Dig into my playwriting, directing, and acting archives. (more…)