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Hi, there.

I’m Kristen Evans, a culture writer who covers books, television, and movies. You can read my work in BuzzFeed, Brooklyn Magazine, CatapultThe Believer Logger, The Los Angeles TimesLA WeeklyThe New Republic, and other places.

Want me to write for you?
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I tweet about books.
Come @ me.

My weekly TinyLetter is called “Crushing It.”
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  • Elizabeth Gilbert Isn’t Afraid to Show Her Scars (BuzzFeed)
  • We’ve Got Nothing to Lose: Emily Books Is Disrupting Publishing As Usual (Brooklyn Magazine)
  • Imbolo Mbue on Empathy and the Price of the American Dream (Literary Hub)


  • Taking Wing: Behind the Scenes at the New Women-Only Workspaces (NYLON)
  • In Search of Stars Hollow: Passion for Gilmore Girls is Strong as Ever (Brooklyn Magazine)
  • What Does Millennial Pink Smell Like?  (NYLON)
  • Beyond Borders: How Doctors Without Borders Responds to a Global Crisis (Franklin & Marshall)


  • “Booksmart” Deserved Better (The New Republic)
  • These Novels Prove That Women Make Fascinating Fictional Killers, Too (BuzzFeed)
  • “Fleabag” Is the Egocentric Comedy Heroine of Your Dreams/Nightmares (LA Weekly)

Publishing a book you think I’d love?
Drop me a line.

I tweet about books.
Come @ me.

My weekly TinyLetter is called “Crushing It.”
Hop on board.

Let’s Work Together

I’m also a content marketing writer who helps nonprofits, small publishers, and individual clients tell better stories about the work they do. My areas of specialty include higher education, philanthropy, and technology.

Before launching into self-employment in 2016, I worked as the Grants & Communications Manager at 826 Boston, a literacy nonprofit serving the Boston Public Schools.

I have more than a decade of experience in communications strategy and writing instruction, so I can take you from outline to publication in a jiffy.

My services include:

  • White papers
  • Blog posts
  • Web copy
  • Longform
  • Editorial

Here’s who I’ve been working with lately:


Let’s work together in 2020!

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Happy Clients Sing My Praises

“When we rebranded the magazine in 2015, one of our primary goals was to deepen storytelling and educate readers more effectively through the content in our feature well. Kristen’s ability to write compelling stories about complex topics has helped us take the magazine to another level. Over the past three issues, she’s produced outstanding pieces on three vastly different topics: a geosciences project, political polling and artificial intelligence. She always hits deadlines while navigating the challenges that come with weighty, multi-source features. This makes our job in the office much easier — and she requires very little editing.”

Chris Karlesky, editor, Franklin & Marshall alumni magazine

“Kristen is a tremendous writer; one of just a few I’ve worked with that I can trust to run with a project and do a great job with very little hands-on involvement. I recommend her without hesitation, and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.”

Sarah Rickerd, founder, Content Conquered

“Kristen approaches her work methodically, with impeccable attention to detail, and with a lot of personality. Together, we wrote more than 50 grant proposals in a year, and our process was effective, productive, and fun. I never worried about typos or mistakes, or that our message wasn’t as clear as it possibly could be. She not only had my complete trust as the last pair of eyes on important documents, but she had the trust of our Executive Director and other staff leadership, too.”

Kristin Barrali, Director of Advancement, 826 Boston