BS College of St. Francis
MFA Creative Writing; Columbia College Chicago

Awards and Recognition

  • Writer’s in Paradise, Eckerd College, Narrative, Honorable mention (2ed place)
  • Writer’s Institute U of Wisconsin Madison, second place nonfiction
  • In-Print Writing Competition: Awarded 1st place for fiction; Awarded 1st place for poetry
  • Evie Award – honorable mention for nonfiction


In Print Professional Writers Newsletter; Word of Art Vol I; Amazon book review of Lived Through This; Allegory Project in Rockford IL region

Writing Workshops and Conferences attended
Stone Coast Writer’s Workshop; Solstice Writer’s Workshop: Writer’s in Paradise; Interlochen Writer’s Retreat; The Clearing with Norbert Blei; AWP Conferences; Writer’s Institute University of Wisconsin Madison; Online course: “The Writer’s journey” U of Wisconsin Madison; Writer’s Retreat with Norbert Blei Washington Island, WI


In Print Professional Writer’s Organization; CWA – Chicago Writers Association; WoW – Women of Words – writer’s critique group: WaR (Writers as Readers) Book Club; The Prompt Club

Published about my writing:
Written by Michael Koryta, published in Sabal Vol 7, Eckerd College annual literary journal from submissions to their annual writers workshop.
“Writing about personal struggles and loss is a challenging task, and Catherine is achieving great success at it through her diligent study of the craft, displaying constant improvement and excellent understanding of the imperative need for the reader to feel an emotional connection with the characters.


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