KB Brookins is a writer, cultural worker, and artist from Texas. They are the author of How to Identify Yourself with a Wound (Kallisto Gaia Press 2022), Freedom House (Deep Vellum 2023), and Pretty (Alfred A. Knopf 2024). How to Identify Yourself with a Wound won the Saguaro Poetry Prize, the Writer’s League of Texas Discovery Poetry Prize, and a Stonewall Honor Book award. Vogue called Freedom House ‘urgent and timely while still holding space for the possibility of a life lived on one’s own terms.’ KB is a 2023 National Endowment for the Arts fellow with writing published in, Teen Vogue, and elsewhere. KB offers readings, workshops, lectures, and keynotes on various subjects. Some topics that they’ve covered in the past include poetry, creative nonfiction, identity and art, the business of creative writing, art and social justice, LGBTQ+ writing, and poetry and the body/mind. They often mesh performance with pedagogy and have tailor-made offerings for audiences of all ages and sizes. If you are looking for interactive and engaging programming that prioritizes identity and the art, consider booking KB for your next engagement. Photo by Yvonne Uwah.

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Contact name

KB Brookins


Public Performance

$1, 000 – $5, 000

School performance

$1, 000 – $5, 000

Workshop fees

$1, 000 – $5, 000

Travel per diem lodging

$100 – $1, 500




Special audiences

Festivals, Hands-on activities, Libraries, People with disabilities, Schools, Seniors

School audiences

Elementary, High, Middle, Pre-K

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Unplugged, Very Large

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