Kim Nagy is a poet, author and professional copywriter with a background in publicity and publishing. A member of the American Society for Journalists and Authors (ASJA), she has contributed to Scientific American, the New York Daily News, Your Teen for Parents, and Ravishly, among many other publications.
Kim has interviewed bestselling novelist and MacArthur fellow Edwidge Danticat, Academy-Award-winning film director Pamela Tanner Boll, founder of the Webbys Tiffany Shlain, and author and historian Emma Lapsansky-Werner along with many other writers, thinkers, educators, film directors, translators, musicians, scientists, artists, and more. Kim reveres the profile format–and believes that everyone has a story to tell and that curiosity combined with research leads to magic doorway interviews that invite readers to discover their connectedness to every imaginable subject.
On top of her role as full time copywriter for Ithaca College, in which Kim enjoys writing about inspiring students, faculty, alumni and trailblazing collaborations, Kim’s current creative (weekend) project retells the ancient Greek myth of the sisters Graeae, who were born old and shared a tooth and an eye–adding a new dimension to their relationship with their cursed mortal sister, Medusa.
In 2020, Kim became a certified Gateless writing instructor–an approach based on the research of Suzanne Kingsbury—and a method that taps into neuroscience to help writers break through creative blocks and experiment with their voices. The structure is designed to relax critique and generate free-flowing writing. Kim has herself experienced that the act of writing, reading aloud, and listening in accordance with set “rules of engagement” can help writers feel invigorated about their writing projects.
– Jill Sherer Murray, Client, TEDx Talks
“I attended Kim’s writing/yoga retreat at Minerva’s by the Sea in Long Beach Island, NJ in February. The workshop was professionally led with enthusiasm, strength, and encouragement. I’d wholeheartedly endorse Kim as a mentor of many talents that will grow you personally, professionally, and creatively.” – Lauren Johnson, Editor of The Nurtured Community & Writer for Edible New Jersey