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  • Anita Solick
  • Anita Solick Oswald is a Chicago and West Garfield Park native. She’s written a collection of essays, West Side Girl, that chronicle the colorful, diverse and oftentimes unpredictably eccentric characters and events that populated Chicago’s West Side neighborhood during the 50’s & 60’s. Her essays have appeared in The Write Place at the Write Time, the Faircloth Literary Review, The Fat City Review, and Avalon Literary Review. Anita grew up in the 3rd story apartment above her family’s Bohemian restaurant on Madison Street, daughter of a fireman and a housewife/frustrated writer, and comrade of a ragtag brigade of children who trooped into and found both themselves and the world-at-large on their neighborhood’s streets. Anita studied journalism at Marquette University, earned her B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and her M.S. in Management and Organization from the University of Colorado. She lives in Niwot, Colorado, with her husband, Ralph, and her cats, Ziggy and Clio. Anita’s daughters, Deirdre and Barbara, and grandson live nearby.
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