Ingrid Keir is a poet, curator, publisher and healer. She runs Feather Press, an independent women’s literary press based in the Bay Area, and Toward The Light Healing, an energy healing practice. She is co-founder of the WordParty, a long-running San Francisco poetry and jazz series. Ingrid taught undergraduate Creative Writing at San Francisco State University while simultaneously engaging students with writers in the local community. She has been a featured reader at many diverse venues in the Bay Area including the DeYoung Museum, The Beat Museum, SF Public Library, Quiet Lightning and San Francisco City Hall. She has written several chapbooks: The Secrets of Like (2004), Toward the Light (2007) and her latest book of poetry is The Choreography of Nests (2016). Recent and upcoming publications include: So It Goes (included in the 2017 VonnegutFest), Dash Literary Journal, Two Hawks Quarterly, Sparkle + Blink and Hot Tub Astronaut. In 2016, she was shortlisted for the Litquake poetry contest. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from SFSU and facilitates writing workshops in the Bay Area that often integrate healing and wellness into the practice of writing.