Kate Schatz is a writer, editor and educator. She has been published in Oxford American, Denver Quarterly, Joyland and West Branch, among others, and her short story ‘Folsom, Survivor’ was included as a ‘Notable Short Story’ in Best American Short Stories 2011. She is also author of the book, Rid of Me: A Story. Schatz is the chair of the School of Literary Arts at Oakland School for the Arts, where she teaches fiction, poetry and journalism to 9th-12th graders. She received her MFA in fiction from Brown University, and a double BA in women’s studies/creative writing from UC Santa Cruz.