Megan Stielstra

Instructor & Writer
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Megan Stielstra is the author of Everyone Remain Calm, Once I Was Cool, and The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, winner of the 2017 Book of the Year in Nonfiction from the Chicago Review of Books. Her work appears in Best American Essays, New York Times, Poets & Writers, The Believer, Tin House, and elsewhere. A longtime company member with 2nd Story, she has told stories for NPR, Museum of Contemporary Art, and theatres, festivals, and classrooms across the country. She teaches creative nonfiction at Northwestern University and is a Senior Media Fellow with the Annenberg Innovation Lab at USC.

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Stories

Cover Photo: This photograph shows a laptop open on a desk with a green mug sitting next to it. On the screen, we see blurry faces of people in a video chat meeting.
The Best Books I Read in 2020

The best books I read weren’t reviewed in the ‘Times’ or on hold at the library or stacked in a TBR pile. They were in my inbox.

Jul 14, 2021
Cover Photo: Charlotte Cooper/flickr
You’ll Feel a Pinch: An Attempt to Get Birth Control to Outlast a Presidency

“Taking care of our bodies is a privilege when it should be a right.”

Jul 13, 2017