May 6th Keynote/Plenary Speaker: Andrea King Collier
Andrea King Collier is a multimedia journalist, essayist and author. She’s been on the full-time freelance path for over 25 years.
Her specialties are essays, health and wellness, health policy. Her work appears across print, online, and broadcast outlets, including Salon, National Geographic, The Plate, Civil Eats, Ebony, AARP Magazine, Next Avenue, NBCBLK, Washington Post, Pacific Standard, Town and Country, Essence, Heart and Soul and others.
She is the author of Still With Me… A Daughter’s Journey of Love and Loss from Simon and Schuster and The Black Woman’s Guide to Black Men’s Health, from Warner Wellness. Her work has also been anthologized in the Best Food Writing Series, and the O Magazine Book of Happiness, to name a few.
She also teaches online courses for writers on craft and the business of sustainability for freelancers. Collier has served as a ASJA board member. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). She is a current AHCJ Great Lakes Fellow. She is also the creative director of the Symposium for Professional Food Writers.
Collier is a graduate of Indiana University in Journalism and Political Science. She is based in Lansing, Michigan.
She can be reached www.andreakingcollier.com
Follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/andrea.collier