KRISTIN BAIR O'KEEFFE: Writer's Workshop (Andover)

Calling all writers! Local author Kristin Bair O’Keeffe will be introducing and taking questions about her upcoming writing workshop. (Bring a pen & paper . . . we’ll be doing a writing exercise.)

Kristin Bair O'Keeffe

As a seasoned writing instructor, Kristin facilitates workshops that offer inspiration, instructor feedback, loads of laughs, whip-cracking discipline, nuts and bolts know-how, ongoing discussions about the ever-elusive “voice,” and loads more…all in a warm, supportive environment.

Kristin’s debut novel, Thirsty, was published by Swallow Press, and her essays and articles have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous publications, including Bluestem, The Baltimore Review, The Gettysburg Review, Poets & Writers Magazine, San Diego Family Magazine, and others. She has an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and has been teaching fiction and nonfiction writing workshops for sixteen years. In addition to running private workshops, she’s taught at Montserrat College of Art, Endicott College, Columbia College Chicago, Boston College, and the University of New Hampshire.

After nearly five years in China, Kristin recently repatriated to the U.S. and is making a new home in Massachusetts. For more information, visit and

Writers of all levels are welcome. Workshops will take place at the Andover Bookstore.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Andover Bookstore
89 R Main Street
Thirsty: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804011235
Availability: Special Order
Published: Swallow Press - September 29th, 2009

It is 1883, and all of Klara Bozic’s girlish dreams have come crashing down as she arrives in Thirsty, a gritty steel town carved into the slopes above the Monongahela River just outside of Pittsburgh. She has made a heartbreaking discovery.