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Akilah Brown

Award Winning Writer and Educator

Akilah Brown is a blogger, multi-genre storyteller, and professor who was a 2023 writing fellow for the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency and a past scholarship recipient for the Rocaberti Writers’ Retreat. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Iowa State University, has completed doctoral coursework in children’s literature at the University of Florida, and is an alumna of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Originally from the Washington, DC area, she lived in Florida for over ten years before making her way west to Los Angeles where she currently lives and writes.

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“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.”

― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

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