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Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch




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Skills & Interests

  • Arts (Intermediate)
    I'm a visual artist with a BFA in art I do mainly oil pastels, sometimes abstract but mostly representational storytelling images right now, related to my novel-in-progress about Melville. I've done a lot of sculpture in the past and still do some constructivist-type pieces now.


  • Melville Society
    member 06/2010 – Current
  • Jazz Journalists Association
    journalist member 09/2004 – 09/2009

Education History

  • Master of Arts English - Creative Writing (05/1988)
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • BFA Art (05/1974)
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


  • Lynch, K. E.. (2010). A Clean, Well-Lighted Place: A River Runs Through Wisconsin's Roots Music Mecca in Madison. (null).

Teaching Experience

  • English 1001 (Current)
    • Marquette University – Rhetoric and Composition
    • core curriculum class taught to freshman of varying majors
  • Cultural Journalism (Winter 2009)
    • Edgewood College – Cultural Journalism
    • I created a class for upperclassmen to study the historical cultural backgrounds and current issues of arts journalism.


  • Spanish
    • Speaking level: Novice
    • Reading level: Intermediate

Honors & Awards

  • Milwaukee Press Club Award (09/1990)
    Best Critical Review of the Arts "Darkness Falls on Dairyland." Honorable mention
  • Milwaukee Press Club Award (09/1989)
    Best Critical Review of the Arts "State Writer Stands Up to Le Carre"
  • Pulitzer Prize Nomination (09/1987)
    principal writer of Milwaukee Journal educational supplements "That's Jazz," published in paper and used in Milwaukee Public Schools.


  • Herman Melville: He Too Contains Multitudes, 12/14/2009
    Presented paper with multi-media by photographer Katrin Talbot on Herman Melville, based on research for my novel "Melville's Trace, or the Jackal", to the Madison Literary Club. Paper archived in Wisconsin Historical Society.


  • FYE Instructor (09/2010 – Current) Marquette University