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Richard Katrovas

American writer


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Richard Katrovas is the founding director of the Prague Summer Program for Writers and the author of eight books of poetry, two novels, two collections of stories and three memoirs.Biography Born November 4, 1953, in Norfolk, Virginia, Richard Katrovas, the oldest of five children, spent his early years in cars and motels living on the highways of America while his father, a petty thief and conman, eluded state and federal authorities. His father was eventually caught, but upon being released on probation from federal prison reverted to his criminal ways, and was caught and incarcerated again. During his father's prison terms, Katrovas and his mother and siblings lived on welfare in public housing projects. Katrovas was adopted by relatives in his early teens, and lived with them for three years in Sasebo, Japan, where he earned a second-degree black belt in Shobukan Okinawa-te Karate. He graduated from high school in Coronado, California, and attended San Diego State University . He was then a Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, attended the MFA program at the University of Arkansas, and finished his graduate work in the Iowa Writers' Workshop . Between 1970 and 1983, Katrovas taught karate and worked in numerous restaurants in San Diego, then New Orleans.

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University of Arkansas

Public research university in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

University of New Orleans

Public university in New Orleans, Louisiana; part of the University of Louisiana System

Western Michigan University

Public university located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

San Diego State University

Public research university in San Diego, USA