WORK WITH KELLY
"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
WHO I'VE WORKED WITH
Poets & Writers Inc.,
The Historic New Orleans Collection,
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.
Classes / Workshops,
Creative Staff Development,
Curriculum / Program Development,
Guest Writer / Keynote Speaker
Work with Kelly the Poet
I'm a Black poet who is passionate about writing. Although poetry is usually printed, I desire for my work to be considered as public art. I am committed to creating beyond the page. I want my poetry to be read, heard, seen, danced --experienced in non-traditional spaces.
But a poet has to eat, right?
I have over 10 years of non-profit experience as a program coordinator, strategic planner, marketing and communications, grant writer and evaluator. I am uniquely positioned to work as a writer who creates with passion and works as a professional.
Work with Kelly the Consultant
WHO I'VE WORKED WITH
Ashé Cultural Arts Center,
The Greater New Orleans Foundation,
The Words & Music Festival,
Good Work Network Small Business,
The Pyramid Community Parent Resource Center,
New Orleans MultiCultural Tourism,
National Endowment for the Arts,
KHD Communications, LLC specializing in creative communications and digital details for artists, organizations and events. KHD helps solve problems through art.
Creative & Business Writing,
Program & Grant Evaluation,
Programming & Facilitation,
Diversity & Inclusion Advising
KHD Communications, LLC specializes 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.