Kathryn Savage

Kathryn Savage is a writer and teacher based in Minneapolis.


2020 (expected)    Master of Fine Arts, Poetry, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN

2013    Master of Fine Arts, Fiction, Bennington Writing Seminars, Bennington, VT

2007    Bachelor of Arts, English and Creative Writing, New School University, New York, NY Magna Cum Laude


2018     Gullkistan Center for Creativity in Laugarvatn, Iceland, residency in fiction 

2016     Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Scholarship Staff, fiction

2016     Millay Colony, Artist-in-Residence, fiction

2016     Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, scholarship in fiction

2016     Grand Marais Art Colony, Visiting Artist, fiction

2016     Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, prose

2015     Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Scholarship Staff, fiction

2015     Ucross Foundation, Artist-in-Residence, fiction

2015     Vermont Studio Center, Partial-fellowship, fiction

2014     Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Work-study Scholar, fiction


2017     The Anderson Center, Jerome Artist Residency, fiction, unable to attend

2017     Disquiet Literary Contest, Scholarship, Lisbon, Portugal, poetry residency, unable to attend

2017     Key West Literary Seminar, Writer-in-Residence, unable to attend

2017     Tofte Lake Emerging Artist Program 2017, fiction residency, unable to attend

2017     Artist at Pine Needles Science Museum of Minnesota Residency, finalist

2017     Haleakala National Park Artist-in-Residence Program, finalist

2016     The Marion International Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts, interdisciplinary fiction commission, finalist


2017-present    instructor of creative writing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2016    editor, University of Minnesota Law School Institute on Crime and Public Policy, Minneapolis, MN

2016    first round selection reader, Sarabande Books Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, Louisville, KY

2015–present    teaching artist, creative writing, The Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, MN

2014 -present    broadside editor, mail-mentor, Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, St. Paul, MN

2013-2014    manuscript reader (volunteer), proofreader (freelance), Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, MN

2013–present    program manager, The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN

2011–present    teaching artist, creative writing, The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN

2005-2006    script coverage, Focus Features. New York, NY

2005–2006    script coverage, Cine Mosaic Films. New York, NY


May 12, 2017 @ Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN. “The Great Twin Cities Poetry Read.” Reading. 

December 1, 2016 @ The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN. Artist Initiative Reading.

October 21, 2016 @ Fox Egg Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. “The New Shit Show.” Reading.

June 4, 2016 @ Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, MN. Reading. 

May 16, 2016 @ Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, MN. The Loft Literary Center Presents: Ada Limón in conversation with Joan Vorderbruggen. Moderator.

October, 28, 2015 @ NYU Bookstore, New York, NY. The Best Small Fictions of 2015. Reading.

August, 17, 2015 @ Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Ripton, VT. Reading.

April 9, 2015 @ AWP, Minneapolis, MN. “AWP Women’s Caucus.” Presenter.

November 16, 2014 @ Mayo Clinic Dolores Jean Lavins School For Humanities in Medicine, Rochester, MN. Regional Arts in Healthcare Symposium. “Building Community Through Storytelling.” Presenter.

September, 2014 @ UNESCO 2015 International Cities of Literature Twin Cities Literary Audit, Minneapolis, MN. Contributor.

August 19, 2014 @ Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Ripton, VT. Reading.

August, 2015 @ Lanesboro Arts Artist Residency Program, Lanesboro, MN. Multidisciplinary Jury Member.

April 11, 2014 @ Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley, MN. Reading.

April 2014 @ The 26th Annual Minnesota Book Awards, St. Paul, MN. Final Round Prose Judge.  

July–August, 2013 @ Hennepin Theater Trust, Minneapolis, MN. “Made Here” Marquee Poetry Contest. Judge.