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Bio

Residence: Chicago, IL, married to poet Todd McCarty
Day Job: Administrative Manager at Victories, a local non-profit that specializes in men's retreats
 
Volunteer: Girl Scouts and Hostelling International-Chicago

 

Contact me here: ewingmaureen1@gmail.com

Education
 

2007-2009

Columbia College Chicago

MFA in Poetry

 

2000-2002

Rhodes University, South Africa

MA in English

 

1998

Rhodes University, South Africa

Honours in English

 

1994-1995

Nottingham University, England

Junior Year Abroad

 

1992-1996

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

BS in Education

Professional Experience
 

2012-present

Administrative Manager

Victories

 

2014-2015

Poetry Teacher

Lincoln Park Village

 

2012

Tenant Services Coordinator

Green Exchange

 

2010-2012

Event Co-Organizer

Green Metropolis Fair

 

2008-2011

Adjunct Instructor

Columbia College Chicago

 

2009-2011

Consultative Sales, Event Coordinator,

& Staff Writer

Mindful Metropolis Magazine

 

2006-2009

Assistant Office Manager & Legal Assistant

James P Meade & Associates

 

2004-2006

English Teacher

Univ of Chicago Laboratory Schools

 

2003-2004

Administrative Assistant

Loft Development Corporation

 

2001-2002

Program Coordinator

Office of International Affairs, UIC

 

1999-2001

English Teacher, Assistant Track Coach

Nazareth Academy

 

 

Poetry Publications
 

2017

CPR, Print Journal, No. 30

Poem: "[I flood you with scent]"

2013

Exit 7, Print Journal

Poems: “Between,” “Mystery,” and “Black Muslin”

 

2012

Third Wednesday, Print Journal

Poem: “Curio Box”

 

2012

ROAR, Print Journal

Poem: “To Shave”

 

2011

Rhino, Print Journal

Poem: : “Four Celestial Dancing Beauties”

 

2010

So To Speak, Print Journal

Poem: “my breasts are lonely”

 

2009

Slurve, Online Journal

Poem: “I Don’t Buy Their Jewelry”             

 

2009

Columbia Poetry Review, Print Journal

Poem: “With Her Voice in My Head”

Essay Publications
 

2009-2011

Mindful Metropolis, Print Magazine

Multiple Publications

 

Articles: “Fall Colors & Local Wines: A Perfect Pairing” and “National Poetry Month”

 

Book/Film Reviews: Seeking Peace, Faith and Will, Black Nature, Home/Birth: A Poetic

 

Essays: “Investing in Each Other” and “New Year, New Risks”

 

Interviews: Andrew Harvey, Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun, Zoltan Takacs

 

2006

Wordstock, Print Newspaper for Wordfest

Book Review:  “A Funny Book of Grief”

 

Grants
& Awards 
 

2013

Vermont Studio Center

Writing Residency

 

2013

Illinois Arts Council

Individual Artists Grant

 

1998

Rotary International

Ambassadorial Scholar

Writing Exhibitions
& Readings
 

2012

Red Rover Reading Series

Featured Reader

 

2011

Rhino Release Reading

Featured Reader

 

2009

Printers Row Book Fair

Columbia College Chicago Stage

Featured Reader

 

2009

Elbowing Off the Stage

Featured Reader

 

2009

Word 4: Type + Image

Columbia College Chicago

 

2008

Trippin’: Reflections and Revelations

Columbia College Chicago

 

2007

Writers on the Road

SIU, Carbondale

 

Photography Exhibitions
& Festivals
 

2015, Dec

Made in Chicago Holiday Market, Chicago

Vendor

 

2015, Oct

Andersonville Arts Weekend

City Olive, Chicago

Guest Artist

 

2015, Apr-Sep

In Fine Spirits, Chicago

Featured Artist

 

2014, Dec

Made in Chicago Holiday Market, Chicago

Vendor

 

2014, Sep

City Made Fest, Chicago

Vendor