Kelundra Smith

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Kelundra Smith is an Atlanta–based journalist, playwright, and theater critic whose goal is to connect people to cultural experiences and each other. Kelundra honors her ancestors and elders by writing about their Southern food and art

Expertise: Southern food and culture.

Experience: Kelundra Smith started her career working for arts nonprofits. After a few years, she recognized writing was her true love and "defected" to journalism. Today, Kelundra primarily writes about artists, entrepreneurs, and chefs from historically excluded communities. She is editor-at-large at ArtsATL and contributing editor at American Theatre magazine. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Garden & Gun, Oxford American, and elsewhere. Additionally, Kelundra teaches workshops nationwide about addressing cultural identity in cultural criticism. She is also a playwright, with the artistic mission to restore Black people's place in the American theatrical canon and carry their stories around the world.

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