WRITER | Andrew’s writing has appeared in Crazyhorse, MAKE, Sonora Review, Guernica Daily, The Kansas City Star, Killing the Buddha, and elsewhere. He is currently at work on completing his first collection of essays, On Earth as It Is, as well as the follow-up collection, Such Small Hope.
SPEAKER | Several times a year Andrew is invited to give readings, lectures, and presentations on topics ranging from community engagement, social justice, education, environmentalism & faith, 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 is the director of Pilgrim Center, a public chapel focused on driving community engagement in his Kansas City neighborhood. He was a lead organizer of the Midtown Community School Initiative. Andrew has also worked to draw public scrutiny to the wrongful conviction of Bryan Sheppard, among other efforts.