About Maggie

Maggie Kast


I am the author of The Crack between the Worlds: a dancer’s memoir of loss, faith and family, published by Wipf and Stock and a novel, A Free Unsullied Land, published by Fomite Press. I received an M.F.A. in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and have published fiction in The Sun, Nimrod, Rosebud, Paper Street and others. A chapter of my memoir, published in ACM/Another Chicago Magazine, won a Literary Award from the Illinois Arts Council and a Pushcart nomination. A story published in Rosebud and judged by Ursula Leguin won an Honorable Mention in their fantasy fiction contest. My essays have appeared in America, Image, Writer’s Chronicle and elsewhere. I am a Board Member of Links Hall, incubator and presenter of dance and performance art in Chicago.