Kathleen Peterson

Last updated

February 5, 2016


Kathleen Peterson is a published freelance writer and playwright in Winona, MN.  She has had short plays presented at Theatre du Mississippi, including the two first “Drops and Drama” productions featuring the historic Masonic drops collection.  Her “New Menu” play was among the eight winners in the 2012 Rochester Repertory Theatre’s “Ten-Minute Plays” national competition.  She was awarded an individual artist grant from the Southeastern MN Arts Council in 2012 for a staged reading of her a one-actor play about Charles Dickens, "The Ghost of an Idea."  This script is available through The Script Co.   In the fall of 2014 she was commissioned to write a play set in 1920’s Winona, called “The Bootleg Blues.”  In December of 2014 she published the novel Summer for the Taking with Bookshelf Editions in Winona.  Her writing has appeared in Big River Magazine, Coulee Region Women’s Magazine, Tapestry Magazine, as well as area newspapers.



Playwright / Novelist / Freelance Writer

1383 Brookview Drive * Winona, MN 55987 * 507.452.2823 * kapeters@hbci.com

Playwright Experience:
October 2014  -  “The Bootleg Blues”  -  Commissioned Original Play, Theatre du Mississippi, Winona MN
May 2014  -  “Return Engagement”  -  Theatre du Mississippi, Winona MN (Contest winner)
November 2012  -  “The Ghost of an Idea”  -  Winona County History Center (staged reading with SEMAC grant)
October 2012  -  Co-author of “Fiends, Schemes, and Broken Dreams”  -  Theatre du Mississippi, Winona MN
January 2011  -  “The Yellow Dress”  -  Winona State University (chosen for workshop reading)
July 2010  -  “The New Menu”  -  Rochester Repertory Theatre / Rochester MN (Nat’l Contest winner
July 2006  -  “Drops & Drama II”  -  Theatre du Mississippi, Winona MN
July 2005  -  “Drops & Drama”  -  Theatre du Mississippi , Winona MN

Publication History:
December 2014  -  Summer for the Taking, Novel. Bookshelf Editions, Winona.
2008-Present  -  Monthly column in Tourism Matters, Winona Daily News
May/June 2010  -  AAA Living Magazine
Summer 2008  -  Tapestry Magazine
Summer 2007  -  Tapestry Magazine
Summer 2006  -  Tapestry Magazine
May 2007  -  Bord Failte Irish Tourism Magazine
May 2005  -  Big River Magazine
Winter 2004  -  Coulee Region Women’s Magazine
Fall 2004  -  Coulee Region Women’s Magazine
Summer 2004  -  Coulee Region Women’s Magazine

M.A., English, Literature and Language 2014
B.A., Studio Art, Winona State University 2003
B.A., History, College of St. Teresa 1982

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