Class of 1978
After graduating from Waukesha North High School, Mrs. Giorgio attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where she received a BA in English, with a creative writing emphasis. She also attended Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she received her Masters of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing.
KATHIE GIORGIO is the critically acclaimed author of five novels, The Home For Wayward Clocks, Learning To Tell (A Life)Time, Rise From The River, In Grace’s Time, and If You Tame Me, two story collections, Enlarged Hearts and Oddities & Endings; The Collected Stories Of Kathie Giorgio, a collection of essays, Today’s Moment Of Happiness Despite The News; A Year Of Spontaneous Essays, and two poetry chapbooks, True Light Falls In Many Forms and When You Finally Said No. A full-length poetry book, No Matter Which Way You Look, There Is More To See, will be released on 9/4/20 by Finishing Line Press.
Giorgio’s other books listed here were published by The Main Street Rag Publishing Company, Black Rose Writing, and Finishing Line Press. Her short stories and poems have appeared in countless literary magazines and anthologies. Her short story, Snapdragon, was performed on stage for the Stories On Stage series at Su Teatro theatre in Boulder, Colorado. Her poem, Harvest Moon, will appear in the Poetry Leaves exhibit in 2020 in Waterford, Michigan. She’s been nominated in both fiction and poetry for the Pushcart Prize, the Write Well Award, the Million Writer Award, and for both fiction and poetry for the Best of the Net Anthology. Her novel The Home For Wayward Clocks won the 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. Her novel In Grace’s Time was runner-up in fiction in the 2017 Maxy Award and the second place winner of the 2017 Silver Pen Award For Literary Excellence. Her novel If You Tame Me won second place in the Women’s Fiction category of the Pencraft Awards For Literary Excellence and runner up in the Eric Hoffer Award for fiction. Giorgio is the director/founder of AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop.
Mrs. Giorgio lives in Waukesha, Wisconsin, with her husband, mystery writer Michael Giorgio, her 19-year old daughter Olivia, who is writing her first novel, a neurotic dog named after Ursula LeGuin, a fat cat named Edgar Allen Paw, and a tiny cat named Muse.
AllWriters' Workplace & Workshop LLC is Mrs. Giorgio creative writing studio, located in downtown Waukesha, where we offer online and on-site classes and workshops in all genres and abilities of creative writing, as well a coaching and editing services. AllWriters' is soon to be 15 years old, and it is international, with students from around the world. She has taught for a total of 23 years.
In addition to graduating from WNHS herself, all four of her kids attended Waukesha North as well:
Christopher Lokken: class of 2002
Andrew Lokken: class of 2004
Kathryn Lokken: class of 2005
Olivia Giorgio: class of 2019
Mrs. Giorgio, today we recognize you and congratulate you on all of your accomplishments! You are the true meaning of an inspirational leader and we are proud to call you a Waukesha North High School alumni!