Kate Harding

Illinois, United States

Kate Harding has written for publications ranging from Indiana Review to USA Weekend, with a lot of feminist blogging and a book on body acceptance (Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere) in between. She teaches fiction and creative nonfiction writing at StoryStudio Chicago, and she's currently at work on a book about rape culture, which makes her a really cheerful dinner companion. She can often be found ranting about politics or posting pictures of her corgi-pug mix on Twitter @kateharding.

Website: www.kateharding.info


  • Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere , Perigee (May 6, 2009)
  • The Way We Knew It: Fiction from the First 25 Years of The Vermont College MFA in Writing Program (co-editor) , Hunger Mountain (2006)
  • Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape (essay) , Seal (2008)
  • Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop (essay) , Soft Skull (2012)
  • Feed Me!: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight and Body Image (essay) , Ballantine (2009)


  • Writer-in-Residence, StoryStudio Chicago(2012)
  • Resident Artist, Ragdale Foundation(2011)


  • Instructor at StoryStudioChicago (September 2010 - )
  • Contributor at Salon.com (April 2008 - December 2010)
  • Founding Editor at Shapely Prose (KateHarding.net) (March 2007 - September 2010)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Writing (Fiction) from Vermont College of Fine Arts (July 2005)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Toronto (May 1997)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction