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Katie McDougall

The Porch Collective

Katie McDougall is the cofounder and co-director of The Porch, a Nashville literary arts nonprofit, where, among her many hats, she is a regular fiction instructor for The Porch’s adult workshops. Katie holds a BA in English from Colorado College and an MFA in Fiction Writing from Colorado State University. Her short fiction has appeared in and  She is currently in the process of finding a home for her novel, Lady of the Lake. Katie’s writing awards have included a four-week residency at the Kimmel•Harding•Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska; Association of Writers and Poet Intro. Journals Award Nomination for Colorado State University; and the Paul Gillette Writing Contest Finalist. Prior to cofounding The Porch, Katie spent fifteen years as a high school English teacher in Colorado, Nashville, and The Bahamas.