Stacey Marie Robinson coordinates the activities of Toronto-based business Kya Publishing, including the creation, promotion, and production of novels, events for writers, and services for artists and organizations. Her writing and publishing credentials include a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication Studies from the University of Windsor, a Master of Arts (MA) in Communications from Wayne State University (Detroit), and a post-graduate diploma in Publishing from Toronto's Ryerson University. Her music experience includes Royal Conservatory of Music training in piano (Grade 9 Performance) and theory (Grade 2 Rudiments).
AUTHOR | 2008 - Present
Writer and publisher of nine books that are Caribbean-Canadian cultural in nature, in character, and in context--the stories and lessons of these Toronto-based novels and short story collections are universal, targeting various readers from adolescence to adulthood.
COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST/JOURNALIST | 2001 - Present
Creator of feature, arts/entertainment, and news content for print, social media, and digital platforms.
COMMUNITY ARTS SUPPORTER | 1997 - Present
Member of organizations and participant in initiatives dedicated to uplifting youth and/or celebrating and presenting the arts: Black Youth Taking Action (Windsor), Black Student Union (Windsor), CJAM 91.5fm (Windsor), Urban Music Association of Canada (Toronto), Toronto Revellers Cultural Association (Toronto Caribbean Carnival), Linkage Movement (Toronto), VIBE 105.5fm (Toronto), Nia Centre for the Arts (Toronto), and Riddim Fitness Wellness Centre (Durham Region, Ontario).
MUSIC INSTRUCTOR | 1995 - Present
Instructor of lessons in music theory and piano; designs individual programs and teaching tools.