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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 Plus info on unpublished work I’ve shared.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.

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Photo: Clifton McReynolds.

Latest Publications

Inspiration from Disintegration

My piece on literary editing and revision by way of The Cure’s 1989 album Disintegration was recently published by The Writing Cooperative at

Stings & Fractures

My story of swing set tragedy was originally written and performed for the November 2019 edition of Is This a Thing? Now online at Bookish & Particular on 

Upcoming Shows

Story Sessions



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…)


Welcome to my Freelance Writer portal! I am taking my years of writerly experience to new heights as I seek…