News & Notes
A story a year in the making: Kim's feature on the groundbreaking and long forgotten Howard University crew team has just been published in Smithsonian magazine. Kim spent a year building up a database of former rowers and searching far and wide for living members to talk to. She plans on more writing about the barrier-breaking team.
Kim is excited to have a forthcoming essay about the Appalachian Trail called "Connective Tissue" in the second edition of Campfire Stories: Tales from America's National Parks, due out from Mountaineers Books in spring 2023. Kim's feature story on the A.T.'s natural resources, called "Resilient By Nature," recently appeared in AT Journeys magazine.
Kim's story on the secret team of Black women codebreakers of World War II, who were stationed in Arlington, Virginia, was featured in Arlington magazine. Building on the work of Liza Mundy's popular book Code Girls, Kim confirmed the identity of one of the codebreakers and found and interviewed a descendant for the story.
Arlington County, Virginia, has awarded Kim a grant to produce The Arlington Table: A Celebration of Food, Family, and Community, a collection of community essays about the ways food enriches people's lives.
Three new memorials in Washington, D.C. are the focus of Kim's latest Landscape Architecture feature. Kim also recorded an "audio postcard" about the WWI Memorial for National Parks Traveler.
Al Jazeera English published Kim's profile of anti-hunger advocate Rebecca Middleton. AJE sent out the story to its 6 million Twitter followers and 13 million Facebook followers.
Kim's poem, "Touching Down, Runway 1-19," appears in the anthology Written in Arlington, a book of poetry about Arlington, Virginia, published by Paycock Press.
The science publication Undark published Kim's article about light pollution and astrotourism, which grew out of Kim's artist's residency at Acadia National Park. The piece was republished in Atlas Obscura and Mother Jones.
National Parks Traveler - "Kim's Great Alaska Adventure" August 2022
WAMU 88.5 "Dish City" - "From Little Saigon to Eden Center: The Roots of the Northern Virginia Vietnamese Community" June 2022
National Parks Traveler - "What Parks to Visit this Summer?" May 2022
Widening the Lens: Diversifying Nature Writing
AWP Conference (Association of Writers & Writing Programs), Philadelphia, PA
The Storytellers: Giving Agency to Your Ancestors
Virtual Panel Discussion
The Library of Virginia
May 6, 2021
Moderator, A Q&A With Novelist Marita Golden
Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University's Master's in Science Writing Program
The Saving Grace of Spring Rolls
The Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA
Vietnamese Heritage and Immigration
American University, Washington, DC
Acadia National Park Writing Workshop
National Parks Artist-in-Residence Panel
AWP Conference, Washington, D.C.