Current Events:


After a difficult year, I am resting up for the 2018-2019 academic year.  A new project is a play version of one of the fairy tales, P Pan and Beyondland.  It will be performed as part of the Philly Fringe Arts Festival.  Check the P Pan links for more information.  Also forthcoming is a collection of sixteen of the fairy tales, Other Tales, available through Amazon.

Please check out the Fiction page, as I added the complete reading of “The Frog and the Transgender Prince." The story has also been published through Writing in a Woman's Voice (12/6/2017).

Please visit my Works page for a list and description of all my past appearences and publications.




Kathleen Murphey teaches composition and literature courses in the English Department at Community College of Philadelphia.  She has a Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania.  She has presented conference papers on the masculinization of female sexuality in popular culture.  Examples include “The Porning of High Medieval Fantasy:  George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire Series” and “Fifty Shades of Creep:  Yet Another Masculinization of Female Sexuality.”  Recently, she has started creating fiction (poetry and fiction) trying to give voice to more empowered visions of female and of diverse sexualities.  Some of her poems have been published through The Voices Project and Writing in a Woman's Voice.  She has two collections of alternative fairy tales, Other Tales and Other Tales II.  “Ruby and Romulus” is a retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood story and was published in Zimbell House’s The Fairy Tale Whisperer.  She is married and has three lovely daughters who are becoming young women right before her eyes.


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About Kathleen

Kathleen is an Associate Professor at Community College of Philadelphia, an author, a mother to three beautiful girls, and a wife for over 22 years.