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Northeast Times | November 28, 2021

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Karla K. Morton Kicks Speaks for National Breast Cancer Awareness

Karla K. Morton Kicks Speaks for National Breast Cancer Awareness

Karla K. Morton, an award-winning author of ten books, professional speaker, Texas Poet Laureate and two-time cancer survivor announced today that she will travel to four locations across Texas in October, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. First, she’ll serve as the keynote speaker October 9 at the Baylor Sammons Cancer Center’s Annual Breast Cancer Survivorship Celebration in Dallas; next, she’ll travel to Austin for the Texas Book Festival, where she’ll speak and sign books on October 18; her third stop will be in Denton October 22 at TWU; and finally, she’ll be the keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Butterflies Wings Tea at White Rock Lake in Dallas on October 23rd.

The first event will be held on October 9, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Hunt Auditorium Baylor Sammons Cancer Center, located at 3410 Worth St., Dallas, Texas. Morton will be the keynote speaker for their Annual Breast Cancer Survivorship Celebration. Morton’s presentation is titled Journey of Joy: Healing and Being Healed. Morton has survived both breast cancer and colon cancer and knows that a “fistfight with the devil” is far from easy, but she also knows that absolute joy can be found even going through something as horrid as cancer. While reading from her award-winning book, Redefining Beauty (a poetry journal through cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery, now in its third printing), she’ll take the audience through the process of discovering that all is well, no matter what, and that diagnosis is the first step in healing.

Morton’s second stop will be in the town of Austin, Texas, on Sunday, October 18 during the 2015 Texas Book Festival where she will present and sign books at “Poetry by Texas Poets,” sponsored by the Texas Institute of Letters, in the Capital Extension Room, E1.016. One of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, the annual Texas Book Festival features 250+ nationally and critically recognized authors, 20+ venues including the State Capitol, 80+ exhibitors, live music, local food trucks, family activities and other countless opportunities. The Texas Book Festival Weekend is free and open to the public and takes place at the State Capitol and surrounding grounds.

“I am proud to help spread the word about breast cancer and provide support to those who are in need of comfort and hope,” said Morton.

Morton’s third event this month will be in her hometown of Denton, Texas on October 22, 2015 to present a reading at the Campus Library of the Texas Women’s University from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., with a book signing reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by TWU Student Life; English, Speech and Foreign Languages; and the College of Arts and Sciences. 

The fourth and final stop currently planned will be at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas on October 23, 2015 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m., where Morton will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2nd Annual Butterflies on Wings Tea event. On Butterflies Wings was founded by Erin Prendergast, RN, Women’s Diagnostic and Breast Center at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. By combining a passion for butterfly gardening and compassion for their patients, On Butterflies Wings is bringing HOPE to women with breast cancer.

For more information about Karla K. Morton or to book her as a speaker, please visit