With honesty, love, and humour, in this moving memoir, Kelly S. Thompson explores her relationship with her older sister, Meghan. Tested by addiction, abuse, and illness, the sisters’ relationship crumbles, only to be rebuilt into an everlasting bond.

“Heroic and unforgettable.” Lindsay Wong, Writer’s Trust Award-Winning Memoirist

Kelly S. Thompson

Writer, Editor, Educator

Kelly S. Thompson is an award-winning writer of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. She is author of national bestselling memoir, Girls Need Not Apply, which the Globe and Mail listed as one of the top 100 books of 2019. She has been long listed for the CBC nonfiction prize and is an MFA mentor at University of King’s College Creative Nonfiction program. 

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Editing

I offer all types of editing to meet any need for any project. I am trained and educated in the elements of editing outlined by the Editor's Association of Canada, including proofreading, developmental editing, and proofreading.

Creative Writing

Have a project that needs a creative writer? Right up my alley! My experience in both creative and professional work means I know how to make content shine...even if the info is on the boring side.

Mentorship

I love helping writers tell their stories and meet their goals. Sometimes this involves monthly chats, other times, manuscript notes and suggestions, sometimes phone calls. We'll make a plan that works for you.

Manuscript Evaluations

I can create tailored creative writing programming for various ages and grades with lessons on craft and technique. I also evaluate creative writing pieces and provide input and support for other writers.

News

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UBC Creative Writing Alumni Association Formed

I’m excited to announce the launch of the UBC Creative Writing Alumni Association. As Co-President, it’s been a very long few months of work with my ...
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Kelly S. Thompson Awarded 2014 PWAC Regional Volunteer of the Year Award

I’m honoured to be presented the 2014 Regional Volunteer of the Year Award, awarded by the Professional Writers Association of Canada for my work as ...
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Kelly New Assistant Editor at WestCoast Families Magazine

I am thrilled to be welcomed onto the WestCoast Families Magazine team here in Vancouver. WestCoast families is a local magazine that highlights great products, ...
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Banff Centre Blog Feature on Kelly

I’m honoured to be featured in the Banff Centre Blog. Written by the witty Zachary Alapi, I was excited to be interviewed while completing my ...
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Kelly a New Member of the CWILA

I am a proud new member of the Canadian Women in the Literary Arts, an organization dedicated to sharing feminist views and ensuring that the ...
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Kelly Completes 2 Week Residency at Prestigious Leighton Artist Colony

  I have been honoured to be given the gift of a two week residency at the Leighton Artist Colony, part of the Banff Centre ...
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