5 Burning Questions with Kerry Graham

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. Kerry Graham was scheduled to read with us in 2020 – learn all about her below!

What is your first memory of writing for fun?

Early elementary school, lying on my stomach in my bedroom, writing short stories about girls my age. I remember the sun shining and feeling at peace.

How many drafts = done?

Because I have the nagging habit of revising as I write, I never know when one draft ends and another begins.

What is your favorite book or favorite book-of-the-moment?

The Book of Longings. Last spring, I read it sitting under a tree in Patterson Park. Thank you, Sue Monk Kidd.

What is it about your discipline that gets you the most excited?

That’s easy: the moment a piece transitions from how-am-I-going-to-make-this-work to oh-my-gosh-everything-is-coming-together.

What’s your favorite word or words? What about it/them appeals to you?

This one is NOT easy. I’ve been wracking my brain for my favorite word(s) and can’t settle on an answer.

Bonus question: if you could go on a virtual date (romantic or not) with anyone in the world right now in this time

Honestly, I crave any meaningful interaction with anyone who can make me laugh and feel less isolated, even for just a little bit.


Kerry Graham lives, teaches, writes, and runs in Baltimore, MD. Her most recent essays have appeared in HuffPost, and her vignettes have been published in several literary journals.

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