Writer of facts and fiction

I write novels and stories inspired by sets of facts and bodies of knowledge. I'm a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and my writing appears in Iron Horse, Stone Canoe, Sport Literate, and elsewhere. Find my review of Best Microfiction 2021 at Trampset. I'm at work on a novel composed of short stories, all connected by water.

I live in Ithaca, New York, where I work as a writer for Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences, reporting on faculty research in a wide range of subjects. Recent favorites include articles on: babies, black holes, and a submarine robot named Icefin.

Send me a thought, a link, or a poem. I love to connect with people in the writing community. And fellow runners and theater geeks, too.

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Recent Blog Posts

Winter Chill #2: Green House

By Kate Blackwood | January 16, 2022

Last week, I’d run scared. This week, I still cared, but something about the cold, about having to move to keep from freezing, about generating my own heat, comforted me.

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Winter Chill #1: Fear the 5K

By Kate Blackwood | January 9, 2022

I am celebrating January by doing this thing that scares me for four weeks in a row. One down and I’m still breathing.

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Reading with Kelley in 2021: A year of a room of one’s own

By Kate Blackwood | January 2, 2022

In 2021, my two-woman reading group consumed 10 books. We started out with the pandemic-defying theme of “distant places” but it turns out we were testing a feminist classic.

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