5 Burning Questions with Judith Krummeck

As well as feature our future readers, we also wanted to check in with folks who have read for us over the last 5 years.  Judith Krummeck read for us in 2015 – read what she has been up to below!

What have you been up to since reading with us at Writers & Words? How has the writing been going?

I’ve published my biographical memoir,  Old New Worlds, with Green Writers Press, and been on a real and virtual book tour.  I’ve also been developing my screenplay with a production team in Cape Town.

What are you working on right now (writing or otherwise (nothing is a valid answer as well))?

  I’m trying my hand at fiction for the first time.

What has been your favorite Quarantine Read thus far?

 Mythos by Stephen Fry—I listened to him reading it on Libro.fm, which enriched it no end.

How would you describe the writing community where you live in just a few words?

Baltimore has a supportive and active writing community.

What would be a few words of advice you would give someone wanting to get into any writing community?

Show up; support as you wish to be supported; and keep active on social media.

Bonus question: what level of quarantine are you at? 1) relaxing with a book,  2) the dog clears her throat too loudly,  3) hot dog fries, 4) THE PRINTER IS BROKEN I DON’T NEED A PRINTER, 5) I am one with the Force and the Force is with me.

I’m at the “essential worker” level of quarantine 🙂


Judith is a writer, a broadcaster, and an immigrant. Since emigrating from South Africa in the late 1990s she has been the evening drive time host for Baltimore’s classical music station, WBJC, 91.5 FM, and she is the author of two books. “Beyond the Baobab” is a collection of essays about her immigrant experience, and “Old New Worlds” is a biographical memoir that intertwines the immigrant stories of her great-great grandmother from England to Africa and—almost two hundred years later—her own from Africa to America. Judith’s screenplay, “A Chain of Voices,” based on the novel of the same name by André Brink, is in development in Cape Town. Judith holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore. She was awarded the Praise Singer Award for arts coverage by The Foundation for the Creative Arts in South Africa, and Baltimore Magazine has twice named her Baltimore’s Best. 

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