Self-aware. Self conscious. Self induced.

Biography

I write young adult fiction (many of the reasons can be summarized here), which is also what I enjoy reading by and large.

I have an MA and a PhD in Folklore from Indiana University where I minored in Performance Studies and Slavic Languages and Literature – all of which was great for a dissertation that focused on the role of theater in the Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia) as well as, to a lesser extent, how mimesis functions.

From high school until 2007, I worked diligently in many aspects of theater (lighting, properties, stagecraft, painting in Minneapolis, writing and direction and design in Indiana and Wisconsin). By then I was transitioning out of full-time theater and more and more getting into producing live arts events (search the tag “Motionary Comics”) and working more and more in film.

I still write stageplays and screenplays.

I still work as a carpenter.

If you focus on the eyebrow in this picture, you’ll see a faint line where the doctors stitched my brow back after I punched a hole in my windshield with my face.

My Twitter handle is @kurthartwig

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2 responses

  1. There’s an email subscribe button on the upper right of the main page at the top of the sidebar. I also announce new posts on Google+.

    September 10, 2011 at 8:22 pm

  2. p.s. – Is there a way to follow your blog, sans Twitter?

    September 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm

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