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Michael Burke


  Male      American      Author



About Author

Michael Burke is the author of the short story collection, "What You Don’t Know About Men," and the plays "Wama-Wama Zing Bing" and "Let’s Spend Money." he occasionally appear as a guest lecturer in English and fiction-writing classes (most recently: Columbia College Chicago, College of DuPage and Northeastern Illinois University) and as a performer at various literary readings.

He was born in Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood and now live in Edgewater with my husband, the magician Robert Charles. (Author photograph: Michael Caplan) I am a past chairman of the Board of Directors at Community Media Workshop (which annually honors Chicago-area journalists with Studs Terkel Awards.) he currently serve on the Board of Advisors for "Magic Chicago" (our town's premiere showcase for magic, mystery and wonder). In 2011, he served on the Nominating Committee for the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame. In 2006, he was inducted into the Northern Star Hall of Fame at Northern Illinois University. Contact me at [email protected]


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