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Not A Misspent Youth: Memoirs-in-Progress with Robert Burke Warren, Jana Martin, and Kathleen McKitty-Harris
Is youth really wasted on the young? Not always. True tales of unsupervised shenanigans from Kathleen McKitty Harris, Jana Martin, and Robert Burke Warren
Kathleen McKitty Harris
Kathleen McKitty Harris is a native New Yorker whose essays and humor have appeared in Creative Nonfiction, McSweeney's, and The Rumpus, among others. Her essay, “A Timeline of Human Female Development,” is forthcoming in the anthology My Body, My Words (Big Table Publishing 2018), which includes work by Beverly Donofrio, Dinty W. Moore, and Abigail Thomas. She has also performed as a storyteller at The Moth in New York City, and at the “Listen To Your Mother” live-reading series in northern New Jersey, where she lives with her husband, two children, and irredeemable Australian Bernedoodle
Jana Martin’s essays on Joni Mitchell, Kim Gordon and Mahalia Jackson are in the forthcoming Women Who Rock (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2018). She’s written on such disparate topics as electronica, postwar design patents, pigeon racing, wedding veils, sexual predators and cigarette packaging; and she's an editor for TheWeeklings.com. Her nonfiction and fiction books include Russian Lover, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, a forthcoming novel and a collection of connected creative essays. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, the Village Voice, Marie Claire, Elle, Glimmer Train and Tinker Street. She has taught journalism and creative prose at SUNY Paltz and has resumed playing music.
Robert Burke Warren
Robert Burke Warren is a writer, musician, and teacher. His debut novel, Perfectly Broken, was published by the Story Plant in 2016. His work appears in AARP Magazine, Texas Music, Brooklyn Parent, the Woodstock Times, longform, Paste, The Rumpus, The Bitter Southerner, and the Da Capo anthology The Show I’ll Never Forget. He's ghost written for Gregg Allman, and his songs appear on albums by Rosanne Cash, RuPaul, and rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson. The Roots used his tune “The Elephant In the Room” as John McCain's entrance theme on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In the mid 90s, he performed as Buddy Holly in the West End musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Prior to that he traveled the world as a bass player with NYC garage rock titans the Fleshtones. He blogs at solitudeandgoodcompany.