Chatham University

MFA Creative Writing
Faculty and Staff

Kathleen George
Adjunct Faculty Member

Hometown : Pittsburgh, PA
Joined Chatham : 2008

Academic Areas of Interest

Contemporary fiction, contemporary playwriting, Shakespeare, the teaching of writing for the stage and the page

Personal Areas of Interest

cooking and reading

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Kathleen George lives in Pittsburgh where she teaches playwriting and dramatic literature as a professor of theatre at the University of Pittsburgh. In the later 80s she added fiction writing into the mix of things she was doing and is the author of a collection of short fiction and four novels. She is married to writer Hilary Masters, who asked her out twenty years ago because he figured she, a theatre director, would be interesting—he was tired of being around writers. On the first date, she told him she had begun writing (or more accurately had taken it up again, having said from the time she was seven that she wanted to be a writer). He thought, "Oh, no, not another one." But they had already hit it off and so it was too late. Now there are two of them in one household, shuffling around in sloppy clothes, coffee cups in hand, heading to paper, computer, typewriter.