WRITER | Andrew is the author of On Earth As It Is. His writing has appeared in Crazyhorse, MAKE, Sonora Review, Guernica Daily, The Kansas City Star, Killing the Buddha, and elsewhere. He was a writer-in-residence at Vermont Studio Center in 2018, where he received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
SPEAKER | Several times a year Andrew is invited to give readings and presentations on topics including community engagement, education, and writing creative nonfiction. He has been invited to speak at The Open Table, Saint Andrew’s Christian Church, The NewSchools Summit, The Living Room’s “Justice in the Embers” Talk Backs, and more, and has been a guest on KCUR’s Central Standard on several occasions.
HOPEFUL CITIZEN | Beyond writing and speaking, Andrew’s work is focused on being an engaged citizen in his local community, and joining the work of building a more just, sustainable, and peaceable world within the limits of his local place. He was a lead organizer of the Midtown Community School Initiative, which launched Citizens of the World Kansas City. Andrew has also worked over the past five years to draw public scrutiny to the wrongful conviction of Bryan Sheppard. Previously he served as director of Pilgrim Center, a public chapel focused on community engagement in his Kansas City neighborhood.