Alice Kight

Alice Kight

Alice Kight

Alice grew up on a wheat farm in the Texas panhandle, living by the rules and example of kind, industrious, intelligent parents. A shy child, she loved a good story, the night sky, ethereal connections in the attic, and the fairy community that lived in her mother’s hollyhocks. Alice’s parents indulged her imagination and craving for knowledge by bringing stacks of books home from the town library and providing scrapbooks and crayons when spare pennies were available. 

Alice had itchy feet, so upon graduation from Mary Hardin-Baylor University with degrees in Physical Education and Business, she set off to travel the world. Getting as far as the Oregon coast, she married, raised a family, divorced, and moved on to California for a fresh start.

Alice loved her career teaching high school Physical Education and later, fitness for working women at the YWCA in Portland. Promising herself that she would retire from the work force at the turn of the century, after three attempts she enrolled in a Creative Writing class. A scribbler of skits for class presentation, parodies for Homecoming celebrations, poems and short stories for classes or submission to college papers and magazines, Alice felt the tingle in her fingers once again.

Alice has been published in Song of the San Joaquin; Quarter Sky, California Writers Club Literary Review; California Writers Club Tri-Valley Branch anthology Voices of the Valley: Encore and Word for Word; Oakland Senior Center anthologies Immersion and Tapestries; Las Positas College anthologies Escape, Kaleidoscope, and Impressions; and many others. 

 

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