Raised in the farm country and river towns of southeastern Minnesota, Kevin Fenton lives in St Paul with his wife Ellen and his greyhound Walter. He got a slightly better education than he deserved at Beloit College, the University of Minnesota Law School, and the University of Minnesota MFA program. He works in advertising.
Teaching, Lecturing and Publications
Kevin Fenton has taught Intro to Fiction and Seven Essential Skills for Fiction at the Loft; spoke to University of Minnesota to creative writing classes on "How to Start A Story"; addressed classes at Beloit College, Winona State University, and Western Michigan University; written on Social Media and the Anti-Social Novelist in Dislocate, guest-blogged about the nature of literary memoir; published essays in the design quarterlies Émigré and Eye (London) , contributed to the anthology Looking Closer 2: Critical Writing On Graphic Design; led a panel on The Book Launch at AWP; and appeared on KARE 11 News (Minneapolis), on the topic of advertising to youth.
He has served on the boards of the Innocence Project of Minnesota and the Rain Taxi Review of Books (board chair and marketing committee chair).