LaShonda Katrice Barnett
LaShonda Katrice Barnett, American writer, educator. Recipient Margaret Walker Short Fiction award, College Language Association, 2000, Money Women Short Fiction award, Barbara Deming Memorial Foundation, 2004; fellowship, Southern Regional Education Board, 1998—2003. Host committee board Breakthrough, New York, 2009; Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Barnett, LaShonda Katrice was born on May 27, 1974 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Jerome Richard Barnett and Brenda Jean Long.
Bachelor in English Literature & Linguistics, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1995. Master of Arts in Women's History, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, 1998. Doctor of Philosophy, College William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Author: (short stories) (fiction) Callaloo and Other Lesbian Love Tales (Standards Best Small Presses award, 2000), (non fiction) I Got Thunder: Black Women Songwriters On Their Craft.
Host committee board Breakthrough, New York, 2009. Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.