Kimberly O'Connor

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  • Young Writers Program
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Kimberly O'Connor

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Kimberly O’Connor is a North Carolina native who lives in Golden, Colorado. Her first book White Lung was released from Saturnalia Books in 2021 and was a finalist for the 2021 Colorado Book Award.

Kim has over 20 years of experience teaching and working with writers ages eight to adult. She was the Young Writers Program co-director for Lighthouse Writers Workshop for eight years. She received an MFA from the University of Maryland in 2009, where she was a winner of both the Academy of American Poetry student prize and the AWP Intro to Journals contest. Before that, she taught creative writing and literature in middle school, high school, and college classrooms in Maryland, West Virginia, and North Carolina. 

Kim’s poetry has been published in B O D Y, Copper Nickel, Colorado Review, Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, Slice, storySouth, THRUSH, and elsewhere. 

Classes with Kimberly O'Connor


8-Week: Poetic Forms

January 11, 2024

The CRAFT of Writing for Ages 8-10
All Genres

The CRAFT of Writing for Ages 8-10

June 24, 2024

Kimberly O'Connor's Articles

Faculty Spotlight: Interview with Sheryl Luna
The Lookout

Faculty Spotlight: Interview with Sheryl Luna

February 18, 2022

The Lookout

Pandemic Writing Project

March 11, 2021

Here at Lighthouse, we’ve noticed that “How are you?” feels like a cruel question these days.

The Lookout

2020's Nobel Prize in Literature Winner

October 08, 2020

Reading the news that Louise Glück won the Nobel Prize this morning was the