About Kate Allen

Kate Allen is a retired professor of social work from California State University, Sacramento, now living in Austin. Kate grew up in central Texas and experienced a time of great social transition. She is currently working on a memoir and likes to write all forms of creative non-fiction.

I Grew Up in That Place – First Place Winning Essay, Winter 2012 Contest

The contest results are in and we are proud to publish the first-place winning essay in our winter, 2012 contest. Guest judge Shanti Bannwart sent these words about Kate Allen’s “I Grew Up in That Place”:  The essay is a touching example of the mythological Hero’s Journey – or better the Heroine’s Journey: the challenge of encountering … Continue reading

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