Welcome to MichaelVanKerckhove.com, the home of Chicago writer & performer Michael A. Van Kerckhove. Thank you for spending time with me on my interweb home base.

June 2017: With our recent move to Nashville, I’ll be giving this site an update and all around makeover this summer. In the meantime, take a look around and enjoy.

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The “If I Hadn’t Burnt That Lampshade…” photo.

Recent Events

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The Sidesplitter @ Laugh Out Loud Theater. North Center, Chicago. Wednesday September 21, 2016 @ 7:00. More on Facebook.


Recent Publications

{See all at the PUBLICATIONS PAGE.}

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Entropy Magazine published my story In My Tribe as part of their Music section on February 12, 2016. It was originally written and performed for Serving the Sentence, December 2014.

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My prose poem Powerful Ballad appears in Silver Birch Press’s When I Hear That Song series (November 2015).


My story How To Be appears in Midwestern Gothic, Issue 19, Fall 2015. It’s their second issue devoted entirely to creative nonfiction. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.


Chicago Literati published my story The PB Club as part of its 2015 Pride Issue, June 15, 2015. The story was originally written and performed in Solo Home 4 with NewTown Writers, March 2006. It was published in NTW’s Off The Rocks 14 (2010).

Copyright 2016 Michael A. Van Kerckhove