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Creative Non Fiction Course at Royal Roads- Come learn with me!
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Everyday Heroes one of CBC’s Top 20 Nonfiction for Fall
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Simon & Schuster “Everyday Heroes” Cover Reveal!
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Winner of the 2017 Barbara Novak Award for Personal Essay
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Kelly’s Essay to Appear in New Simon & Schuster Canada Anthology
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Waiting: An Anthology
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Buy Award-Winning “Fluidity” at House of Anansi
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Winner of the House of Anansi Press Golden Anniversary Award
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Representation by Transatlantic Agency
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Essay in Caitlin Press “Boobs”

Creative Non Fiction Course at Royal Roads- Come learn with me!

You still have time to enrol in my course, Telling True Stories, at Royal Roads University Continuing Education Department. The course is four weeks long, distanced learning, and allows students to explore the creative non fiction genre in all it’s forms, including lyric, flash, memoir, biography, and so much more. The course description reads: Everyone[…]

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Everyday Heroes one of CBC’s Top 20 Nonfiction for Fall

It’s exciting times as Everyday Heroes: Inspirational stories from men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, which releases this fall from Simon & Schuster Canada, ranked on one of CBC Book’s fall preview lists! My essay, “Basically Broken” appears in this anthology. CBC Books does lots of roundups of great books, so I was[…]

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Simon & Schuster “Everyday Heroes” Cover Reveal!

I’m so excited to see the latest book, “Everyday Heroes,” which will be published by Simon & Schuster Canada this fall. It is a collection of first person account essays of veterans and soldiers, men and women, and my piece, “Basically Broken,” will appear in this great collection of work. Just two weeks ago, we[…]

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Winner of the 2017 Barbara Novak Award for Personal Essay

It was a great week for writing! My essay, “Strip, Reveal and Sex Appeal,” which appeared in Ruth Daniell‘s book with Caitlin Press, “BOOBS: Women explore what it means to have breasts”, has won the 2017 Barbara Novak Award for Personal Essay with the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC). This essay explored my foray into burlesque dancing[…]

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Kelly’s Essay to Appear in New Simon & Schuster Canada Anthology

I’m excited to announce that my new essay, “Basically Broken” will appear in a new anthology with Simon & Schuster Canada in October, 2017. The book is titled Everyday Heroes: Inspirational Stories from Men and Women in the Canadian Armed Forces, with the incredible Jody Mitic, who I have endless respect for. The book collects veterans from[…]

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Waiting: An Anthology

I’m excited to announce that my new essay, “We Come and We Go,” will appear in the Waiting anthology, edited by Rona Altrows and Julie Sedivy. It’s been a long time in the works, so it’s exciting to see this project find a home with the University of Alberta Press. My essay details what it’s[…]

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Winner of the House of Anansi Press Golden Anniversary Award

I’m so pleased to announce that I have won the House of Anansi Press Golden Anniversary Award for my short story, “Fluidity.” House of Anansi publishes some of my most favourite authors, like Lisa Moore and Zoe Whittal, so to be published alongside these women is an honour. The contest required writers to submit a story[…]

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Representation by Transatlantic Agency

I’m thrilled to officially announced that I am now represented by Transatlantic Agency and Stephanie Sinclair. Stephanie has believed in my intended project for more than a year, and I’m now proud of the collection of essays I have prepared to reflect on life in basic training. From the Transatlantic Announcement: Kelly is a former[…]

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Essay in Caitlin Press “Boobs”

I’m so excited to announce that my essay “Strip, Reveal and Sex Appeal” will appear in Caitlin Press’s book, Boobs: Women discuss what it means to have breasts. The book will be edited by the amazing Ruth Daniell, who is an incredible poet and writer and also a fellow graduate of UBCs Creative Writing masters in fine[…]

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