|By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, July 06, 2001 - 1:33 pm: Edit Post|
Much to the chagrin of her parents, L.L. Kirchner quit her full-time job at the Ohio Arts Council in 1994 to join the Peace Corps in Tunisia
Much to the chagrin of her parents, L.L. Kirchner quit her full-time job at the Ohio Arts Council in 1994 to join the Peace Corps in Tunisia.
How about the Yenta? Who is she?
L.L. Kirchner has been writing under that byline since graduating from The Ohio State University's School of Journalism. She used to like to think it would keep readers from guessing if she's male or female, which may have been handy before finding her true calling as yenta.
She'll never forget the first column she got paid for writing for The Other Paper in Columbus. It was a movie review of Nick Nolte's 1994 completely forgettable turn in, I'll Do Anything. A bit of foreshadowing?
Her writing career was nearly killed by long bouts of needing to make money, forcing her to write press release after press release after brochure after annual report after value-added mission statement after press release.
Much to the chagrin of her parents, she quit her full-time job at the Ohio Arts Council in 1994 to join the Peace Corps in Tunisia. There is no more Peace Corps in Tunisia. She made it up to them by moving home to direct marketing and PR for The Andy Warhol Museum and The Carnegie Museum of Art. And then she got in the big bad world of for-profit with Ketchum Public Relations.
She wrote throughout all of this, contributing the occasional art review to dialogue: an arts magazine, and other columns here and there. In 1996 she became a weekly columnist for Pittsburgh City Paper, writing theater reviews. Since getting bumped from that post (er, fired), she has expanded her repertoire to the arena of love and human relationships. She also writes a regular fashion column she calls "Style Phile," and whatever else the paper has the good sense to include.
In 1999, again, much to the chagrin of her parents, she quit her full-time job to free lance and attempt to syndicate Modern Love. She and her cat, Madison, live happily in the sleepy boro of Dormont (that's with an "o," NOT an "a," it's not quite that sleepy).
|By David Matthews (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 11:15 am: Edit Post|
You've achieved immortality (with that first T, note)! I wish I've done one one-googolth of the thongs you've done. Have you seen my website, http://www.geocities.com/dvm65?
|By keser (or-65-40-222-235.dyn.sprint-hsd.net - 18.104.22.168) on Sunday, July 03, 2005 - 5:42 pm: Edit Post|
Lisa!!! Ryan Keser from Oregon here. How are you baby! Be in touch...firstname.lastname@example.org
|By Lisa Kirchner (proxy.qatar.net.qa - 22.214.171.124) on Friday, May 26, 2006 - 6:54 pm: Edit Post|
Wow, I just found this site, these posts. Who knows if you guys ever check it, but you'll NEVER guess where I'm writing from. OK, Qatar! That's right, 12 years later, and like a bad penny, she's back! I just started a blog, it's about time I started checking out this thing they call the Inter Net. Right?
I think of our time in Tunisia often. I miss you guys! I am teaching yoga and living clean. Sort of. I ran into one of our friends who was studying at the Heinz school at Carnegie Mellon--I was consulting there. And now I'm at their campus in Qatar. Ah, life...