Shannon Kelley

Shannon Kelley is a columnist at the Santa Barbara Independent, a freelance writer and photographer, and a corporate consultant. Her work has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Woman's Day, The Arizona Republic, and Santa Barbara Magazine, and her essay "Something Worth Saving" from the 2008 anthology "Submerged: Tales from the Basin" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her first book "Undecided", about choice overload among today's women, which she wrote with her mother, Barbara, will be published by Seal Press in April, 2011. Read about it at her blog:

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Hotel Californian Pop-Up Party This Weekend

Chefs, Rockers, Mixologists, and Winemakers Converge in Santa Barbara

Chefs, rockers, mixologists, and winemakers converge in Santa Barbara.

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African Women Rising Empowers Northern Uganda

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Linda Cole’s Santa Barbara-based nonprofit works on education, farming, literacy, and more.

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Cooking with Kish

‘Top Chef’ and Author Kristen Kish Visits Santa Barbara for Two Events

‘Top Chef’ and author Kristen Kish visits Santa Barbara for two events.

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Peeping the Film Fest

When They Go Low, We Go to the Movies

When They Go Low, We Go to the Movies

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SBIFF 2016: Peeps, Week 2

Wrap-Up of the Film Festival’s Second Half

Shannon Kelley gives a wrap-up of the film festival’s second half.

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SBIFF 2016 Peeps: Week One

Opening Night, Johnny Depp, American Riviera Awardees, and More

On the scene for opening night, Johnny Depp, American Riviera awardees, and more.

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SBIFF 2016 Peeps Opening Night

Shooting SBIFF’s Kick-Off Crowd

Shots of the SBIFF crowd as they celebrated day one of the film fest.

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It’s a Wrap: Peeping SBIFF 2015, Week Two

Another Week of Tributes, Celebs, and Parties

Another Week of Tributes, Celebs, and Parties.

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Peeping SBIFF 2015's Week One

A Week of Film Fest Pics, Celeb Sightings, and Party Reports

A week of film fest pics, celeb sightings, and party reports.

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SBIFF’s Big Three-Oh

Peeping Opening Night’s Welcome and Shindig

Peeping opening night’s welcome and shindig.

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