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Blurry Shadows

Kristen Zory King


Kristen Zory King is a writer, teaching artist, movement instructor, and creative consultant based in Washington, DC. 


Kris is a six time recipient of a DC Commission on Arts and Humanities Fellowship, a 2023 Create and Thrive Teaching Artist, a 2022 Nancy Ludmerer Flash Fiction Fellow, a 2021 Humanities Fellow with Many Languages One Voice, and an alum of the 5th Woman Fellowship in Knoxville, TN and the 202Creates Residency Program in Washington, DC, where she has also served as a mentor. 


Recent work can be found in Electric Lit, The Citron Review, HAD, and SWWIM among others. In 2022, her story "Her Kingdom Come" was selected to appear in the "Best Microfiction 2022" anthology by judge Tania Hershman and her stories "A Fine Girl" and "Each Casual Violence" were nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Stanchion Zine and Cobra Milk. She is currently at work on a collection of flash fiction stories, among other projects and is grateful for the various fellowships and residencies that have provided, and continue to provide, time and space for creative rest and reflection. 

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. She is grateful to have spent her professional years working, consulting, teaching for, and volunteering with literary and cultural institutions around the country. Kris is also a certified yoga, movement, and Zumba instructor and enjoys crafting sequences that combine energetic breath work with joyful movement. For more information on upcoming writing, creativity, wellness, or movement workshops, click here.

To learn more about Kris's professional history, please click here. To inquire about consultation projects, collaborations, creative coaching, private wellness sessions, teaching, or fees, please visit the consulting page or use the contact form below.


Photo by Anna Carson Dewitt. 

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