Texas Poet Laureate, speaker, author and photographer.

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"Karla K. Morton is like a sparkle in the room, with her power to captivate the audience with her storytelling.  We always have a tremendous response from everyone when she is our keynote speaker."

~ Sue Austin, President, Cuisine for Healing

“Karla totally outdid herself! She was perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your brilliance and your heart and soul.”

~ Mitzi Werther, Director, Richland College

“She recites her evocative, rhyming verse with the conviction of a literary evangelist.”

~ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Karla K. Morton is a sought-after keynote speaker and has inspired countless men, women and students across Texas and the U.S., speaking to groups at conferences, conventions, universities, libraries, cancer support groups, schools and literary festivals.

She has been featured on Good Morning Texas, NPR, ABC News, CBS News and in countless newspapers, blogs and magazines.

Karla inspires, engages and entertains audiences with her warm and feisty spirit, her stories of perseverance and her Texas-sized humor. She tailors her message and short poetry selections to fit the needs of each organization she speaks to, with themes that include: overcoming roadblocks, surviving (cancer, rejection, teenagers and more), never giving up on your dreams and becoming the person you were meant to be.

She has spoken at venues that include: American Cancer Society, American School Counselor Association National Conference, Annual Conference of College Teachers of English, Canadian Arts Alliance, Constituting America (Philadelphia), Executive Women’s Roundtable, Fort Worth Library, Highland Park Literary Festival, Langdon Review Weekend, Living by Poetry Symposium, McDonald Observatory, Sul Ross State University, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Relay for Life (Michigan), Texas A&M, Texas Health Resources, Texas Speech Communications Association Conference, Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Women’s University, TCU, University of North Texas, UT Dallas and UT Tyler.