On April 1st, the Kansas Free Press (KFP) will mark its 6-month anniversary. With gratitude for the Kansans who nobly commit their time and talents to citizen journalism, we are celebrating our upcoming half-year anniversary by proudly showcasing each of our own KFP writers.
MCDOWELL CREEK, Kan. - In this profile, we are honored to introduce KFP correspondent, Margy Stewart. She lives with her husband Ron Young on a ranch in the northern Flint Hills. Margy is professor of English at Washburn University, where she teaches American literature, composition, and nature writing. At Washburn, she is also coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum. She is also founder of Bird Runner Wildlife Refuge.
With Ustaine Talley, Margy is co-founder of Prairie Heritage Institute, a non-profit corporation devoted to the preservation of the tall grass prairie and the stories of people who have lived there. She offers presentations on nature writing and gives guided tours of the tall grass prairie.
Margy has authored articles on the birds of Kansas. Her most recent publication is the introduction to Helen Poole Tonish's One Time on the Upper McDowell, a true story of growing up in the 1930's on a Flint Hills cattle ranch.
We are indeed very honored that Margy Stewart has joined our community of citizen journalists at the Kansas Free Press.
You may browse her archives here.
To learn more about any KFP writers, we encourage you to browse our directory of citizen journalists.
Do you want to write here as a citizen journalist? Anyone wishing to write with us here can inquire with our publisher directly. We are always looking for Kansans who want to write about Kansas! Let us know!