Khara House is a poet, educator, and freelance writer/editor, among other things. Khara earned her BA in English from Messiah College in Pennsylvania. She went on to earn her MA in English with a Creative Writing focus and Poetry thesis from Northern Arizona University in Arizona. During the two years of her graduate education, Khara was privileged to serve as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, a position which allowed her to serve as a teacher of English Composition and ENG 100, an intensive one-on-one tutoring course, and a tutor in the University Writing Center. She also served as a member of the staff of Thin Air Magazine, the graduate literary journal at NAU, first as a staff reader, and later as the Poetry Editor for the journal.

Following her formal education, Khara served as a university Instructor, teaching First-Year Composition; she also recently finished her first year teaching Poetry at the university level. She currently works as an apartment community's assistant property manager, in addition to work as a tutor, workshop facilitator, freelance writer, and editor/proofreader. 

Khara’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in various publications including The Atomy, Bluestem, Bolts of Silk, Enhance, Four Ties Literary Review, and the Red River Review. Her writing has also appeared on various Yahoo! sites and various blogs. She has been actively writing “for as long as [she] can remember."

When Khara isn’t busy writing, she can be found teaching, volunteering, reading various works of poetry, fiction, narrative nonfiction, and so forth, taking part in local poetry readings, or singing her heart and lungs out at a local karaoke night. Khara also enjoys crafting–in particular, crocheting and card-making–listening to music, watching cinema, and more.

You can find, contact, and converse with Khara House on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
A Writer's Dossier
Name: Khara Elizabeth House

Industry(-ies): Academia/Education; Arts & Entertainment; Writing/Communications/Social Media

Poet; Freelance Writer; Editor; Educator (Higher Education); Public Service

Flagstaff, AZ

Interests: Reading, writing, listening to music, watching movies, singing, and so much more

Favorite Movies:
The Godfather, The Wizard of Oz, Cinema Paradiso, Beauty and the Beast,
                              Casablanca, Annie Hall, Hitch, The Color Purple, and too many more to count

Favorite Music:
Ray LaMontagne, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Madeleine Peyroux, Lizz Wright, John
                            Legend, Esperanza Spalding, Jelly Roll Morton, Bon Iver, Michael Giacchino, Sara
                            Groves, Otis Redding, Zee Avi, James Taylor, Patty Griffin, Randy Newman, Joshua
                            Radin, Over the Rhine, and many more

Favorite Books:
Goodnight Moon, Where the Wild Things Are, The Bible, The Lord of the Rings
                            trilogy, The Screwtape Letters, The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man, Harry
                            Potter series, Pride & Prejudice, Pride Prejudice and Zombies, The Zombie Survival
                            Guide, Room, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, and many more

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  1. Khara,

    We love your blog and have found your blog very inspiring. We would like to include you on our list of nominees for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. You can see the award from the blogger who nominated us here, http://snappingtwig.com/2013/01/26/inspiration-anyone/

    Should you choose to accept this award, here are the rules for accepting the award:

    The Rules

    Display the award logo on your blog.
    Link back to the person who nominated you.
    State 7 things about yourself.
    Nominate 15 bloggers for this blog and link to their pages.
    Notify these bloggers of the nomination and the awards’ requirements.

    We hope you consider accepting though there is no obligation and if you have received the award before, we understand you may choose not to accept another. However, we do hope you know we appreciate how you inspire us and we love your work as well as your blog!

    Meena Rose and Claudette Young

    1. Thank you so much, Meena and Claudette! I'll swing by soon to see and comment on your post to thank you more formally!

  2. What an intersting selection of books you've listed. I also enjoyed reading The Girl Who Fell from the Sky.

    Messiah College? You were just a hop, skip, and jump away from me.


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