KERRI DEVINE

Kerri has always been a storyteller.

For many years — as an award-winning branding expert and writer — Kerri’s job was helping organizations and their leaders develop a deeper connection with others.  Few people understand the value of narrative more than she does. She’s leveraged its power to help build communities, advance ideas and solve social problems. Now she’s putting that gift to work as a writer and teacher of creative nonfiction.

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KERRI DEVINE

Kerri has always been a storyteller.

For many years — as an award-winning branding expert and writer — Kerri’s job was helping organizations and their leaders develop a deeper connection with others.  Few people understand the value of narrative more than she does. She’s leveraged its power to help build communities, advance ideas and solve social problems. Now she’s putting that gift to work as a writer and teacher of creative nonfiction.

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AWARD WINNING WRITER

Kerri has been a trusted author of speeches, scripts and opinion pieces for everyone from CEOs and former heads of state to philanthropists and celebrity activists. Under her clients’ bylines, her words have been published in a host of major newspapers and magazines. Now she is mining her own talents for a new group of readers and writers.

Her essay, “Monkey Bars,” appeared along with new writers and best-selling authors like Kelly Corrigan in Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women on Life’s Transitions.  Her meditation on the Masters, “The Winds of El Niño and the Greatest Game on Earth,” appeared in The Pettigru Review, where it was a finalist for the 2017 Carrie McCray literary award in nonfiction from the South Carolina Writer’s Association.

She is currently working on a book of essays about marriage and motherhood.

CREATIVE WRITING INSTRUCTOR

Kerri teaches creative writing through lectures, workshops and private instruction.  Her Personal Essay Workshops help students discover their distinctive voice and present themselves for the future.

Of this work, author Lee Woodruff said: “Kerri Devine is one of those rare writers who not only has a sense of her craft, but can also teach. In the years she has been churning out gems of narrative, she has helped scores of others find their own voice.”

Kerri received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Queens University of Charlotte.

Her thesis focused on the theoretical and practical aspects of narrative reflection in essay and memoir and the writer’s journey toward meaning and self-discovery.  Download her white paper here.

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PUBLISHED WORKS

Kerri’s essay, “Monkey Bars,” appeared along with new writers and best-selling authors like Kelly Corrigan in Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women on Life’s Transitions.

Her meditation on the Masters, “The Winds of El Niño and the Greatest Game on Earth,” appeared in The Petigru Review, where it was a finalist for the 2017 Carrie McCray literary award in Creative Nonfiction from the South Carolina Writer’s Association.

PUBLISHED WORKS

Kerri’s essay, “Monkey Bars,” appeared along with new writers and best-selling authors like Kelly Corrigan in Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women on Life’s Transitions.

Her meditation on the Masters, “The Winds of El Niño and the Greatest Game on Earth,” appeared in The Petigru Review, where it was a finalist for the 2017 Carrie McCray literary award in Creative Nonfiction from the South Carolina Writer’s Association.

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When Kerri is not writing, she is teaching the craft. She loves to combine her expertise in branding and her command of the personal essay to help young people discover their voice and share their truth. Find out about her plans to teach in your area. For more information, to schedule lectures, workshops or private advising, please email: