Anita Solick Oswald grew up in the 3rd story apartment above her family’s Bohemian restaurant on Chicago’s West Side. She migrated from the Midwest to California in the late '60s and lived in Santa Monica for more than a decade before moving to Boulder, Colorado.
She is a founding member of Boulder Writing Studio. She’s written a collection of essays, West Side Girl, which chronicle the colorful, diverse and oftentimes unpredictably eccentric characters and events that populated Chicago’s West Side neighborhood during the 50’s & 60’s.
Most recently, her essays appeared in The Write Place at the Write Time, the Faircloth Review, and the Avalon Literary Review.