photo_croppedKim Kovach teaches fiction writing workshops for adults and creative writing classes for elementary/middle/high school students in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

She is the author of six fiction books including the short story collection, A Few Bad Decisions, middle grade fiction books, Welcome to Appletown! and Surviving Vertigo, and the Kitchawan Kenny chapter book series. Ms. Kovach created and hosted the 13-episode podcast, Stories from the Creative Writing Circle, on Pawling Public Radio.

FYI — Here are a few highlights from my writer’s life:

 

    • Contributing writer and creative director of the anthology, Fiction on Fridays, published with the support of the Bedford Free Library. The anthology includes short stories from ten men and women who have participated in my Fiction Writing Workshop classes at the Bedford Free Library over the past six years. Fiction on Fridays is available at the Bedford Library and on Amazon.com.rsz_fiction-on-friday-kim-kovach-anthology-free-bedford-library

 

    • Expanding my creative writing classes for elementary and middle school students to Ridgefield, CT, for the winter 2017 session. I had the opportunity to challenge two wonderful groups of fifth grade and seventh grade writers to think differently and write short stories in our creative writing classes each week.

 

    • Video-interviewed by a sixth grade student who had chosen my book, Surviving Vertigo, as the selection for her Mother/Daughter book group to read.

 

  • My 7th and 8th grade creative writing students joined me in the recording studio to read their own short stories for one episode of the podcast, Stories from the Creative Writing Circle, on Pawling Public Radio.
    • At a parent’s request, arranged for one of my ninth grade students to continue our creative writing classes on Saturday mornings after her family’s move to Boston. (She joined our class via FaceTime each week!)

 

    • Front-page feature article on my writing career and radio program published in the Lewisboro Ledger.

 

    • Leading fun classroom writing workshops at elementary schools including Katonah Elementary School, Increase Miller Elementary School and Pound Ridge Elementary School.

 

    • Establishing and teaching  Fiction Writing workshops for adults at the Lewisboro Library (in our 10th year!) and the Bedford Free Library (six years and going strong!).

 

    • Collaborating with my mom, artist Sandra Kovach, who graciously agreed to illustrate my Kitchawan Kenny children’s chapter books.

 

  • Seeing my first book, A Few Bad Decisions, featured on the New Fiction display at Borders Books. (That’s actually a photograph of me bungee jumping from a hot air balloon on the book’s front cover!)

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