WORK WITH KELLY

Writer. Sound-Maker.
Curator. Teacher.

Creative Communications.
Digital Details.
Media Strategies.

 
WHO I'VE WORKED WITH
Poets & Writers Inc.
Literary Cleveland
PEN America
The Historic New Orleans Collection
+ more


MY APPROACH
I believe writing is a personal and social practice. Writing can be used to develop a greater sense of self, community and wellness. I partner with people, organizations and projects that center writing as a creative tool for education, human advocacy, cultural impact, and publishing.

MY SERVICES
Classes / Workshops
Creative Staff Development
Curriculum / Program Development
Guest Writer / Keynote Speaker 

 

Work with Kelly the Poet

I offer strategies for artists, authors, activists, thought leaders, makers, and progressive mission-obsessed organizations to accomplish culture-shifting, soul-deep goals.

 

My workshops, consulting, public speaking, and coaching give you and your organization practical resources and true-to-you processes for revenue generation, audience engagement, marketing innovation, advocacy, content creation and distribution that drive meaningful and measurable IMPACT. This is a healthier way to create - centering genuine relationships, self & community care, mission-centered marketing, and holistic abundance.

I'm an artist at heart with the mind of an entrepreneur who rejected the starving artist trend to make a living making what I love. Now I teach others to do the same using proven systems and customized creative tools.

Poetry as public art & social practice. Literary and visual projects that help us live, learn, and work with greater creativity and meaningfulness. Poems on walkways, in vending machines, on restaurant menus, as installations and sensory experiences.

I partner with individuals, organizations, and communities to strategize, enact culture change, problem solve, amplify possibilities, plan and execute multi-phase projects. Also lots of time at my writing table obsessively researching, writing, and ideating.

"My poem was accepted for publication after workshopping it with Kelly."

-- Laura Evers

"It was my great pleasure and privilege to work with Kelly Harris-DeBerry on a THNOC project designed to resurrect Civil War–era conversations between New Orleans activist poets who published in Afro-Creole newspapers. A video that featured her riveting reading of the new poem she contributed received thanks and praise from a nationwide audience and ultimately won an award. Her skill and generosity as a professional poet and performer were crucial to the success of this important project."
 

-- Margit Longbrake, Senior Editor, The Historic New Orleans Collection

 

Work with Kelly the Professional

WHO I'VE WORKED WITH
Ashé Cultural Arts Center
The Greater New Orleans Foundation
NOLA Connects 
The Words & Music Festival
Good Work Network Small Business
The Pyramid Community Parent Resource Center
New Orleans MultiCultural Tourism
National Endowment for the Arts
+ more


MY APPROACH
KHD Communications, LLC specializing in creative communications and digital details for artists, organizations and events. KHD helps solve problems through art.

MY SERVICES
Creative & Business Writing
Program & Grant Evaluation
Programming & Facilitation 
Strategic Planning 
Diversity & Inclusion Advising 

 

KHD Communications, LLC specializing in creative communications and digital details.


By leveraging years of experience in the arts, non-profit organizations and community engagement , KHD Communications delivers a range of expertise and an experienced portfolio. 

 

Growing up in a family-owned business she learned early how to brand, negotiate and build relationships. An artist at heart, Kelly blends smart business with cultural care and accountability for the clients she serves.

"Kelly blends smart business with cultural care for the city, citizens and clients she serves. It’s been said that if you have an event in New Orleans, you want Kelly on your behind-the-scenes team."

-- Maggie Hermann, CYPB

"Kelly blends smart business with cultural care for the city, citizens and clients she serves. It’s been said that if you have an event in New Orleans, you want Kelly on your behind-the-scenes team."

-- Maggie Hermann, CYPB

"Kelly blends smart business with cultural care for the city, citizens and clients she serves. It’s been said that if you have an event in New Orleans, you want Kelly on your behind-the-scenes team."

-- Maggie Hermann, CYPB