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Blurry Shadows

Kristen Zory King


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


Kris is a five 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. 

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 instructor and enjoys crafting sequences that combine energetic breathwork with joyful movement (and a dance party or two!). For more information on upcoming writing, creativity, wellness, or yoga workshops, click here.

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


Photo by Anna Carson Dewitt. 

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