Kristyn Jo Benedyk

Guest Writer

Kristyn Jo Benedyk is an award-winning filmmaker and playwright who recently turned to prose writing and completed her first novel. She teaches writing and storytelling at Elmhurst University where she runs their digital media program. Kristyn also runs A Pint For Kim along with her cousin Caroline and serves as an advisory board member on multiple non-profits, including The Base Chicago and Versiti Blood Centers. Her most important role is aunt, and she currently lives in Naperville, Illinois, to remain close to her nephews and the rest of her family. You can learn more about A Pint For Kim at, on Instagram, or on Facebook at

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