Anne Kniggendorf is a staff writer and editor for the Kansas City Public Library and author of Secret Kansas City. Her work has also been published by NPR, the Smithsonian, and the Saturday Evening Post.
Anne is a graduate of St. John’s College, Santa Fe, and has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing/Media Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she serves on the College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Board. She is also a graduate of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, CA and a Navy veteran.
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