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2010: Fellow, Norman Mailer Writers Colony, Provincetown, MA
2003 - Present: Readings at The Cornelia Street Café, NYC
2009 - Present: Member, Irish American Writers and Artists
2009 - Present: Member, American Irish Historical Society
2010 – Present: Member, International Women’s Writing Guild
2009 - Present: Narrator of Audiobooks at Andrew Heiskell Library for the Blind, NYC
2009: Bennington College, VT, Guest Artist, Readers’ Theatre Workshop
1981: B.A. SUNY at Albany, Theatre Major, English Minor
Trinity, drama (in development), Acting Unit of The Actors Studio. A story, told through the eyes of a 13 year old girl, about a family of three from Hell’s Kitchen, NYC, dealing with alcoholism.
Somniloquies: A Memoir of Sleepwalking, (in progress) A transformational journey from severe sleepwalking and sleep terrors to sound, healthy sleep.
My Before Brother and Me, novel. Coming of age story of Mary Maguire, a teenage sleepwalker, and how she and her mentally ill brother survive the particularly harrowing Christmas of 1976 in their Irish American home.
My Before Brother and Me, performance piece, directed by Jacqueline Knapp, in the style of Spalding Gray, adapted from Kathleen’s novel of the same title, developed and performed at Cornelia Street Café, NYC.
Silkie Girl, historical novel, c.1899. 15 yr old Molly, grandma to Mary Maguire, travels from Ireland to NY for work. Facing trouble and aided by her fellow shipmates, she learns the dark truth about her parents. (A silkie is a shape shifting seal from Celtic mythology that sheds its skin to become human.)
They Called Us Bridget, (in progress) historical novel, c. 1899, picks up where Silkie Girl leaves off and follows Molly and her best friend to Boston as they take work as servants in a Beacon Hill town house. Consequences of the kidnapping come to light and the girls’ lives are thrown, again, into trouble.
Walking After Midnight, screenplay about an abused wife accused of setting fire to her home while sleepwalking, which resulted in the death of her husband.