Kimberly J. Brown is an IT technical writer. On August 1, 2007, she was one of the 180 people on the I-35W bridge when it collapsed. She is now an outspoken advocate for victims and survivors of the collapsed bridge.


AWARDS

2019 Minnesota Book Awards finalist, memoir and creative nonfiction

2010/2011 Loft Mentor Series winner, creative nonfiction 


EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University


Bachelor of Science, University of Minnesota


Published

Short work

35W Advocacy

35W Advocacy

  • "Ex Dates Best Friend," Rock Paper Scissors, Hamline University, grand prize, 2014/2015 (poem)
  • "Things To Do," Sleet Magazine, Summer and Fall 2013 (flash creative nonfiction)
  • "Healing Together: Kimberly and Lucy," Recovering The Self, October 2012, Vol IV., No. 4 (memoir/essay)
  • "Ode to the Traffic Control Car," The Loft Literary Center Short Poem Festival, July 14, 2011 (poem)
  • "Using the Liminal State to Surprise and Delight (Yourself)," A View From the Loft, August 8, 2011 (article)
  • "Dealing with a Mass of Material," Loft Literary Center, Writers’ Block, Nov 4, 2010 (article)
  • "Lens," What Have You Lost? 1998. p.49 (Nye, 2001) (poem)
  • "First Mother," "To You Gone at 17 Months," Seeds from a Silent Tree: An Anthology By Korean Adoptees (Rankin, 1997), p. 18-19 

35W Advocacy

35W Advocacy

35W Advocacy