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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kathie Bergquist  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Minneapolis, Minnesota


-- Kathie Bergquist on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kathie+bergquist


Illinois Connection

Bergquist moved to Chicago in 1989.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kathie Bergquist’s writing has been published in ''Girlfriends'' magazine, ''Out'', ''The Advocate'', ''Curve'', and ''Diva''. Born in Minneapolis, she moved to Chicago in 1989. She’s honed her observational skills in the field, having worked at both Women and Children First and Unabridged Bookstores in Chicago, and by writing a long-running lesbian nightlife column, “The Kathie Klub” for the Chicago gay weekly ''Nightlines''. Currently, Bergquist is the City Editor of the ''Not For Tourists™ Guide to Chicago'' and a regular food contributor to the Chicago Reader. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago, and lives on the northwest side of the city.


Published Works

  • A Field Guide to Gay and Lesbian Chicago, Lake Claremont Press , 2006 - written with Robert McDonald
  • Not For Tourists Guide 2009 to Chicago, Not for Tourists, 2008 - written with Bathsheba Birman and Julia Borcherts
  • Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast , University of Wisconsin Press, 2011


Selected Titles At Your Library

A field guide to gay & lesbian Chicago /
ISBN: 1893121038. OCLC Number:

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NFT, Not For Tourists guide to Chicago, 2009.
ISBN: 0981488749. OCLC Number:

Not For Tourists,. [New York] :. ©2008.

Windy City queer :
ISBN: 0299284042. OCLC Number:

University of Wisconsin Press,. Madison :. ©2011.


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