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Stan West

A former foreign correspondent for the San Francisco-based Pacific News Service, Stan West remains a working journalist, reporting for the Wednesday Journal. He worked for decades in broadcast and print journalism. A documentarian who co-coordinates the Oak Park International Film Festival, West has written and co-authored several nonfiction books including Suburban Promised Land, which won the 2010 Illinois Historical Society Award for Excellence. He teaches writing, television and first-year seminar at Columbia College Chicago. He’s presented at several academic conferences. West received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans. His thesis was on American expatriate writers in Paris and Madrid. His form was Creative Nonfiction. West holds a Master’s in the Teaching of Writing from DePaul University and a Bachelor’s in Rhetoric from the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana.