2019 Fox Cities Book Festival: October 7th - October 13th

Dasha Kelly Hamilton


Dasha Kelly is a nationally-respected writer, artist and creative consultant. She has delivered her uniquely engaging sessions to college campuses, corporate teams, churches, correctional institutions, arts groups, class rooms in every K-12 grade, elderly recreational programs and non-profit organizations.

Dasha has written features and essays for national, regional and local magazines; published two collections of poems, essays and short stories; four full-length spoken word recordings; a poetry chapbook; and two novels. Her most recent novel, Almost Crimson (Curbside Splendor) was named one of the “16 of the Most Exciting Books by Independent Publishers.” Dasha holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University and a Masters in Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University and founder of Still Waters Collective, an arts outreach and community-building initiative. A former “Army brat,” Dasha lives in Milwaukee with her husband, their blended brood of five children, and one imperious cat.