Shay Youngblood

Writer, Visual Artist


Shay Youngblood is an Atlanta based writer, visual artist, and educator. Author of several novels including Soul Kiss and Black Girl in Paris, collections of short stories and numerous essays, her published plays including Shaking the Mess Out of Misery, have been widely produced and her short stories have been performed at Symphony Space and recorded for NPR’s Selected Shorts.  She teaches Memoir and Genre-Bending Writing Workshops at Youngblood Arts an online resource. Her current projects include Square Blues, a stage play about art and activism, Boss Ladies and Tender-Hearted Girls, a commissioned play about Southern Black women, illustrated children’s books, an environmental fable and a multi-media performance work about architecture, memory and the environment inspired by research in Japan, China and the U.S.

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TOPICS: Art, Education, Writing