We try to represent as much of the South Side as we can at The Frunchroom. Our next reader is someone has experience with various parts of that area.
Kathleen Leahy is a native South Sider, growing up off the Rock Island in Tinley Park, now stationed in Pilsen. She defected a few times – first to Loyola University in Rogers Park, then for a stint in Charleston, South Carolina where she taught for three years in Title I schools.
After obtaining a Master’s degree in Education from Francis Marion University, she gratefully returned to Chicago for a teaching position in Roseland. Her writing tends to focus on mental health, class mobility, and Midwestern family dynamics. Expect her to reference her Irish Catholic “tribe” at least once during her reading for the Frunchroom, which will be a personal, non-fiction essay on leaving and returning.
See Kathleen and the rest of our readers at the Frunchroom this Thursday at 730pm at Beverly Woods.