Kelechi Ubozoh

Kelechi Ubozoh is a Nigerian-American writer and mental health advocate who blends the reality of trauma, race, and mental health into her writing. Kelechi co-hosts the Bay Area submission-based reading series MoonDrop Productions with Cassandra Dallett. She has performed at the Berkeley Poetry Festival (2019), Oakland’s Beast Crawl (2016-2017) and San Francisco’s Litquake (2018-2019). For the past three years she has performed at Litcrawl with Cocoa Fly, an all-Black women troupe. Her work is published in Endangered Species, Enduring Values edited by Shizue Seigel. In 2019, she published her anthology with L.D. Green, We’ve Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health. She is currently working on a collection of poetry through memoir.  


Kelechi was invited by Kai Sugioka-Stone.

Kelechi is reading with Write Now! SF Bay’s fourth anthology Essential Truths Book Launch. They have worked hard to build a multicultural community of BIPOC writers and artists. The East Bay Book Launch is on Thursday, July 22, 7pm PT. The password is essentialtruths. Please go to and like it!

Kelechi is also part of the Trauma, Tresses, and Truth Conference on August 7, and August 8th and will be reading 8/7.

You can buy books directly from Kelechi here.