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KMW Publ Black Midwest Anthology 2020

Anthology Pre-Order Now for Fall 2020! "Black in the Middle" brings Black Midwestern voices front and center. Kim-Marie's NF essay contribution, ‘A Minute, A Pond, A North-Facing Window’ speaks to being emotionally saved by nature dealing w/grief following Philando Castile's murder and w/the gnawing unease abt living in a majority white suburb full of green space, lakes, trails...miles away from metro area where majority Black Americans live, including family members.

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Published! 7.26.2019 Kim-Marie writes a featured article for Literary Hub!

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6.29.2019 Local Author Kim-Marie Walker is Guest Reader at Centennial Library Grand Opening, celebrating renovation & expansion.

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Published! In time for Women’s History Month March 2019: ‘Ruminoni's La Luz’, Kim-Marie's short fiction work extolling Moonlight Power. Published in NGWCC’s Our Voices Our Stories Anthology.

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Published! 'Lynched', Kim-Marie's fiction short story, in Killens Review of Arts & Letters, Gathering at the Waters: II, Vol. 9, No. 1&2, Fall/Winter 2018. Published by Center for Black Literature.

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Read the backstory about Kim-Marie's 18-year journey crafting 'Lynched'. Click photo above or this website's 'More' button > 'Stories4You'.

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10.06.2018 Kim-Marie is 1 of 20 authors selected for Anoka County Library’s 3rd Annual Local Author Fair, w/keynote authors Sarah Stonich & Michael Kleber-Diggs (Anoka County Library Poet Laureate).

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Published 2007! What goes on behind the closed doors of an interracial marriage? Find out in 'Zebras from Heaven', Kim-Marie's memoir. Click image for Book Reviews.

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Thanks Bird's Thumb...published in June 2018 issue: "Old Town Wharf, Warren, Rhode Island" an excerpt from Kim-Marie's in-progress manuscript "Truth's Place"...about her pilgrimage honoring Middle Passage Africans at historic transatlantic slave trade ports.

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Published 2005! 'Sanctuary', Kim-Marie's audio gift for women moving towards menopause & beyond. CD features: Inner awareness explorations, affirmations, guided meditation, and original music. Click image for CD reviews.

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"Tracing Ancestral Footsteps" essay by Kim-Marie makes Top 30 List (12/27/2017). Twelve eventually selected (01/05/2018) for Penumbra's "My America Project", sponsored by MN Public Radio News. Click image and listen to the stories that made it!

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Audio Published! Listen to Kim-Marie read an excerpt from her in-progress manuscript "Truth's Place" (about her solo pilgrimage). Recorded at UPenn Kelly Writers House during VONA/Voices June 2017 Writers Workshop.

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Published! “Alkebulan”, an excerpt from Kim-Marie's in-progress travel memoir, "Truth’s Place", is in the ‘Ancestors’ issue of NILVX, Fall 2017. Purchase NILVX issues on Amazon.

Published! Inspired by Neuro-Speculative AfroFeminism, Kim-Marie's fiction short story, "Ruminoni's 'MERIKA (aka the BROWING OF)" debuts in Track//Four's 2017 Summer issue (Vol.I, Issue IV).

It’s Official! Kim-Marie is a VONA/Voices Alum! She joined 10 writers in Faith Adiele’s Travel Writing workshop. Held June 18 – 24, 2017 on the UPenn campus in Philly, Faith’s workshop was a gift, intense and exceptionally curated. The VONA experience (with 75 emerging writers in different genre workshops) created an instant and divine community of POC creatives.

Alumna!  Kim-Marie joined emerging writers and established authors at the renown VONA/Voices summer writer workshops in Philly, June 2017. She attended Faith Adiele's Travel Writing Workshop.

January 2017: Kim-Marie's Abstract: "Remembrance Renaissance and Methodology: Planning a Solo Pilgrimage to historic US Transatlantic Slave Trade Ports", is under review at the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery, for their 2017 November conference, 'Reckoning with Slavery'.

May 2017: Kim-Marie's essay in "Facing Forward, A Zine for Macalester Alumni of Color", is published for Mac's 'Class of 2017' POC graduates.

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Accepted! "Pancakes and Waffles", a fiction short story, accepted for Jackpine Writers Bloc's annual book, Talking Stick, Vol. 26, to be published September 2017.

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Published! Kim-Marie's short-story "Waffles and Pancakes" in Talking Stick, Vol. 26. Book Release 9.16.2017 by publisher Jackpine Writer's Bloc - highlighting works of Minnesota writers since 1995. "The Talking Stick, has become a state-wide publishing ground for amateur and experienced writers alike. Our goal in publishing writers is simple – we publish to encourage solid writing that shows promise, creativity and brilliance."

August 2016: Kim-Marie's essay, 'On the Question of Compassion', is published in the summer edition of The Compassion Anthology, August 2016.

August 2016. Accepted! Kim-Marie is accepted as a 2016 writer-in-residence at the Rhode Island Writer's Colony in Warren, RI.

8.27.16 - Kim-Marie reads with fellow Rhode Island Writers Colony (RIWC) resident authors, YA writer Jason Reynolds and Brooklyn-based poet Candice Iloh at the Providence Athenaeum, a library established in 1753. Meets former RIWC alum author Irvin Weathersby.

01.16.17 - 'A Lover's Rock' is published in Loving Anthology: Our Voices, Our Lives. The online literary journal for writers and poets in interracial/multiracial relationships.

August 2016: As founder and editor, Kim-Marie launches the Call for Submissions for the 'Loving Anthology: Our Voices, Our Lives' to honor the 2017 50th anniversary of Mildred and Richard Loving's, 1967 U.S. Supreme Court Decision (Loving v. Virginia) that banned all laws against interracial marriage.

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Kim-Marie presented workshop "Race-Centric Baggage: R U Ready to Lighten Ur Load?" at the inaugural Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival, held June 12-14, 2008 at the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

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