Dr. Katherine Parr

Katherine Parr has her doctorate in English from Northern Illinois University. She has taught writing for more than thirty years. In 2018, she retired from teaching at the University of Illinois-Chicago where she taught courses in  First-Year Composition, Media and Professional Writing, and Grammar. In 2021, she and her husband moved to Tellico Village where she has joined the Authors Guild of Tennessee. In conjunction with the Guild, she participates in a writers’ group that meets twice a month in the Village. Her first book arose from her dissertation, Sense and Sensibility of Nineteenth-Century Irish Women Poets: Rescuing Our Poetic Grandmothers. Her recent book on writing, Grammar and Style: Navigating the Bewildering World of Writing, is available on Barnes & Noble’s web site. She has published articles in academic anthologies, and she is working on her first novel, an account of one of the Irish poets from her research.

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