About

Fun Facts

Purple is my favorite color and “The Color Purple” was the first show I saw on Broadway when I was 17 years old.

The first story I ever wrote at age 7 was called “Strawberry Picking Fun” and it was just as adorable as it sounds. 

I love birthdays, holidays, and truly any reason to celebrate anyone and anything 

I asked my mother what I should add to this list, and she said, “You’ve never been afraid to go it alone.”

My goal is to visit all 50 states. I have been to 31.  

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I am an arts & culture journalist, playwright, theater critic, and editor. My mission is to connect people to cultural experiences and each other. I’ve always felt comfortable in my imagination and I want to encourage others to get cozy in theirs. 

I knew I wanted to be a writer in second grade when my teacher would give the class “story starters.” I’d send the rest of the day at school writing the story and avoiding math problems. For years, I filled notebooks with poetry. I even won my high school’s first annual Martin Luther King, Jr. poetry contest, and my mom still makes me recite the poem at family gatherings. Our stories are the most unique and intimate parts of us, and when we share them with others, the world opens up. 

During the day, I am the Senior Publications Writer at Emory University. I also work with tourism clients on content development; write articles for regional and national magazines; and write plays about the South. I hold a master’s degree from the Goldring Arts Journalism at Syracuse University and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Georgia in journalism and theater. I am a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. I have also been a fellow at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center National Critics Institute. 

My long-term goals are to land on The New York Times bestseller list, open a late-night dessert restaurant and write a successful television series. I’m easily delighted by chocolate cake, fluffy pillows, snow days and girl talk.

I’m the only Kelundra I know, so if you’ve accidentally stumbled upon this page, it’s fate (and I have no idea what word you were trying to type in your search engine).