About M. K. Simon

RNC Member since

2010 – 2020

We call her –

M.K. Simon is poetically known as Strawberry. She is the mother of 4 and grandmother of 6. She began seriously writing in 1986 (35 years ago) originally for personal release.

M.K. generally writes about loving, losing, and learning experiences. She enjoys practically every type of creative art and tries to encourage others to find their own creative outlet.

Inspirations include: Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, India.arie, William Shakespeare, Robert Frost and Rainer Maria Rilke.


Feb 2022 – RNC’s Love Groove

May 2021 – Tulsa Race Massacre performance for the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas

Feb 2020 – RNC’s Love Groove

Apr 2019 – RNC’s 20th Anniversary

Feb 2019 – RNC’s Love Groove

Dec 2018 – RNC’s All I Want

Nov 2018 – RNC’s Living My Best Life

Jan 2018 – RNC’s Foreplay on Words

Jul 2017 – Hunter Museum’s Vision and Verse

Oct 2016 – RNC’s I Remember When

May 2016 – RNC’s 99 Problems

Mar 2016 – RNC’s Love and War

Jan 2016 – RNC’s Unspoken Resolutions

Jun 2015 – RNC’s Grown & Sexy

Apr 2013 – Jazz Appreciation Month with Jazzanooga