Kirsten Imani Kasai is the author of novels, poetry, essays and short fiction. She's also a magazine editor and publisher with more than a decade of experience in print and online publishing.
Are you an emerging writer? She can help you master your craft and set your firmly on the road to publication. Visit the coaching services pages to learn how she can help you tell the stories that are important to you.
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Kirsten is available for speaking engagements, workshops, lectures and teaching presentations about craft and the writing life.
Her areas of expertise and interest include: women's and feminist literature (contemporary and classic), utopias & dystopias in pop culture and literature, the Hero's Journey, genre fiction (historical, dark fantasy & sci-fi, speculative fiction, horror and Gothic), literary and commercial fiction, fairy tales, mythology, folklore and experimental/hybrid, and multigenre prose.
As a writer and artist, I seek to redefine prevalent cultural images of women and motherhood; question the nature of gender roles; establish a feminine vision of the future not rooted in technological alienation and destruction; and, of course, to write killer stories that satisfy our natural human lust for action, sex, love, violence and intrigue.
current, upcoming & Past events
I'm delighted to announce that my Gothic, historical novel has been accepted for publication by Shade Mountain Press. The book is due out in print and e-book in Feb. 2018.
I've had a blast writing my chapter "Eat, Drink and Be Wary" for the soon-to-be-released Body Horror Book (Oscillate Wildly Press). After tumbling down a deep and bloody rabbit hole, I settled on the topic of female autosarcophagy (women who self-cannibalize in horror films), with explorations into the New French Extreme movement and a glorious excuse to watch a lot of gruesome movies. Check out my interview on the topic of female body horror, writing and films here:
THE NARRATORS SAN DIEGO
Ep. 106: Kirsten Imani Kasai, “Karmic Justice”