"Exhibiting You" - Author

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City, State: Houston, Texas
Languages: English
About Me:
kYmberly Keeton is a graduate of The University of Houston with a B.A. in English-Creative Writing with a minor in African-American Studies (and was awarded a Baccalaureate Degree with Honors in English-Creative Writing & The Graduate Certificate in African-American Studies). She has written six books of poetry and numerous short-stories to be self-published. As a writer, Keeton has traveled throughout the United States and abroad.

Keeton’s first short story:Charlie.Browne.2.Butahflies.&.Painky.Lillies won the Honorable Mention Sylvan N. Karchmer Short Fiction Prize in May 2006 at The University of Houston, and was published in the PARALLAX Journal at Richland College in Dallas, Texas. The short-story, now novella, will be self-published in 2012 by litARTMedia™. The writer's second novel, The Autumn Jone's E-files will debut in 2013.

As the former City Editor of Rolling Out *Dallas and Entertainment Editor for the Dallas Weekly Newspaper, Keeton interviewed Larenz Tate, Illyasah Shabazz, Haile Gerima, Usher, Dwele, Musiq Soulchild, Talib Qwele, Charles Stone III, Pam Grier, Mara Akil Brock, Tamara Peterson, Chi McBride, Monique, Tim Arnold, Mark Curry and countless others in the industry. Keeton's articles have been published in the Ave Magazine, Young People For.org, The Atlanta Voice, Washington African American Post, The Capitol Outlook, National Society of Black Engineers, Rolling Out, the Dallas Weekly, SacObserver.com, WHERE Magazine, Miami Times Online, Spinner.com, UJIMA, ThyBlackMan.com and Black Chicago Online.net.

Keeton created Literafeelya Magazine in 2003, "a literal source of n'ergy by way of ink." The magazine produced twenty-two issues online. The publication was awarded a publishing grant, funded by Young People For, in November of 2007. Keeton is also the former Publisher of Songhai News: The Black Collegiate Voice-Black Newspaper at the University of Houston, and one of three founders of the periodical. She now publishes soflynmythirties, an opinionated cultural blog.

An arts activist for education, Keeton has produced creative/academic projects with The Arlington Museum of Art, The Writer's Garrett and Fotofest. The writer is an Artist Alumni in Residence at The South Dallas Cultural Center. As a visual artist, Keeton participated in the first Via Colori Street Art Festival in Houston, Texas. In addition, she is the President of the Houston Black Ladies Art Society, a member of The American Association of Anthropologists Graduate Chapter, the American Library Association, the Texas Library Association, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and Sigma Tau Delta Epsilon Phi.

Keeton is a November 2010 Winner of National Novel Writing Month (NanoWriMo). Currently, she is hosting a private studio art series, a staff writer at ThyBlackMan.com, writing a book of poetry entitled--My Harlem...is in the South, and a graduate student at Texas Woman's University in the Master's of Librarian Science Program.

My I'm passionate about:
I have created a women's online blog entitled: "soflynmythirties" that pertains to issues women in their thirties feel are important in the realms of art, politics, fashion, relationships, culture, international, literature, etc.

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