News

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Kelly Shortlisted for Room Magazine non fiction prize
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Tyee Article in Honour of Remembrance Day
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Member of Creative Nonfiction Society Collective
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Kelly Awarded Residence at the Leighton Artists’ Colony
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Kelly named 2013 winner of the Barbara Novak Writing Award for Excellence in Personal Essay
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Embedded on the Home Front WINS the CBC Bookie Award
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Embedded on the Home Front- NOMINATED FOR CBC BOOKIE AWARD!
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Kelly Made President of the Professional Writers Association Vancouver Chapter
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Kelly hired as new Hot Ink Creative Writing Program Facilitator
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New article on what soldiers are really like- Georgia Straight

Kelly Shortlisted for Room Magazine non fiction prize

I’m so honoured to be shortlisted for Room Magazine’s non fiction prize. Room magazine publishes work about women and by women, allowing them an opportunity to explore their creativity. I’m excited to be a part of it with my latest short story. http://www.roommagazine.com/news/room-contest

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Tyee Article in Honour of Remembrance Day

In honour of Remembrance Day, please take a moment to read my article for the Tyee about what it takes to make a soldier and a veteran. This is a hard time for year for all soldiers and veterans and I am proud to be part of their group. You Might Be Surprised Who Is[…]

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Member of Creative Nonfiction Society Collective

Kelly is now a member of the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society, which strives to support Canadian creative nonfiction. Nonfiction can be a wide variety of things including memoir, personal essay, biography, travel, history, etc. You can find out more information on the collective at their website.

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Kelly Awarded Residence at the Leighton Artists’ Colony

I am so excited to announce that I have been awarded a two week independent residency at the Leighton Artists’ Colony at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta. It’s long been a dream of mine to go…who wouldn’t want a two week time to spend on writing, writing and some more writing? The application process[…]

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Kelly named 2013 winner of the Barbara Novak Writing Award for Excellence in Personal Essay

Kelly has been named the 2013 winner of the Barbara Novak Writing Award for Excellence in Personal Essay or Humour Writing. Kelly won the award for her essay, “We Are a (Military) Family,” which appeared in the Heritage House book Embedded on the Home Front: Where Civilian and Military Lives Converge. The award is given each[…]

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Embedded on the Home Front WINS the CBC Bookie Award

Recently, Embedded on the Home Front: Where military and civilian lives converge, was nominated for a CBC Bookie Box of Tissues Award, the book most likely to make you cry! The book was published by Heritage House Press in fall, 2012 and featured essays by those who experienced military life on the home front perspective.[…]

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Embedded on the Home Front- NOMINATED FOR CBC BOOKIE AWARD!

My essay “We Are a (Military) Family” appeared in Embedded on the Home Front: Where military and civilian lives converge, published by Heritage House Press in September of 2012. The book has been nominated for a CBC Bookie Award in the category of “Box of Tissues Award for the Book That Made You Sob Uncontrollably.”[…]

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Kelly hired as new Hot Ink Creative Writing Program Facilitator

Kelly Thompson has been hired as the Program Facilitator for Hot Ink, a Creative Writing program for young women in grades 8-12. The program is run through the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre and is designed to help young ladies reach their greatest potential. Kelly is responsible for writing all of the lesson plans and providing[…]

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New article on what soldiers are really like- Georgia Straight

I have a new article that came out today on Straight.com titled Soldiers are Real, Not Rambos. Straight.com is the online version of the Georgia Straight newspaper, published weekly here in Vancouver, BC. The article outlines some of the ridiculous questions that military people are often asked and focuses on the fact that military members[…]

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