Kathy Curto

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

Kathy Curto teaches at The Writing Institute and Montclair State University. She is the author of Not for Nothing-Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood , published by Bordighera Press. Her work has been featured in the essay collection, Listen to Your Mother:  What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now, and in The New York Times, Barrelhouse, La Voce di New York, Drift, Talking Writing, JunkThe Inquisitive Eater, The Asbury Park Press, VIA-Voices in Italian Americana, Ovunque Siamo and Lumina. She has been the recipient of the Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship, the Montclair State University Engaged Teaching Fellowship and also serves on the faculty of the Joe Papaleo Writers’ Workshop in Cetara, Italy. Kathy lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and their four children.

Publications & Prizes

Listen to your Mother: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2015)
Not for Nothing: Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood (Bordighera Press, 2018)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

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Italian American
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Born in: 
Toms River, NJ
New Jersey
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Toms River, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Jun 12, 2019