Kristen Zory King is a writer and artist facilitator based in Washington, DC. 


Kris is the recipient of several fellowships, residencies, and awards, including three DC Commission on Arts and Humanities Fellowships and a writing residency at the Woodlawn Estate and Pope-Leighey House. She is also an alum of the 5th Woman Poetry Fellowship in Knoxville, TN and of the 202Creates Residency Program in Washington, DC, where she has also served as a mentor. 


A passionate advocate for the arts and community, Kris is the founder of MoonLit, an organization that creatively connects community through accessible literary workshops and programming. Recent nonfiction and poetry can be found in Electric Lit, Past-Ten, Lines + Stars, Santa Fe Writers Project, mac(ro)mic, and SWWIM among others. 

Kris is grateful to have spent her previous professional years working, consulting, and volunteering with literary programs and institutions such as the Emerging Writers Festival, The Writer's Center, Busboys and Poets, Writers & Books, the Beloit Poetry Journal, BrinkLit, VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts, and LitNet: A Literary Network. To inquire about consultation projects or fees, please visit the consulting or contact page


Photo Credit: Anna Carson Dewitt. 

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