Cathy Borders is the Program Director and co-founder of The Republic of Letters, a literary center in the Fox Valley, as well as the Creative Director of the monthly readings series, Waterline Writers.
Cathy has an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School in New York and a Bachelor’s in English lit from the University of Iowa. She’s the author of A Suburb of Monogamy, an experimental novel about the invention, withdrawal, and body of a liaison; and the forthcoming chapbook, Robin Williams is my Uncle; and Using the Tarot to Write :: a guide to the tarot using its archetypes and symbols to generate endless writing prompts. She also founded the micropress, Omnia Vanitas Review, and has been a professional editor for over a decade. She thinks of writing differently, as something much more interesting, much more important than a thing you produce for money.
At RoL, Cathy runs the quarterly reading series The Lady Canon and she teaches all of the children’s workshops. She specializes in editing fiction, memoir, and hybrids, with a flare for academic, romance, fantasy, literary, and experimental fiction. She also loves good young adult and children’s fiction. To talk to her about your project please contact her here.
Cathy’s been published in Madhatter’s Review, Ampersand Review, Green Lantern Press, and Reconfigurations, among others. She lives in the Fox Valley with her husband, daughter, and three cats. She’s now working on a fantasy novel.