Kelly S. Thompson
Kelly S. Thompson is a writer and retired military officer with a master’s in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Kelly won the House of Anansi Press Golden Anniversary Award, the 2014 and 2017 Barbara Novak Award for Personal Essay, and was shortlisted for Room magazine’s 2013 and 2014 Creative Non Fiction awards. She also was runner-up for the 2018 Feature Article of the Year with the Professional Writers Association of Canada.
Her essays have appeared in several anthologies, and her military memoir will release with McClelland & Stewart in Spring 2019. Her work also appeared in the anthologies Boobs, by Caitlin Press, Embedded on the Home Front, with Heritage House (which won a CBC Bookie Award in 2012) and Everyday Heroes with Simon & Schuster, a National Bestseller. Her work has appeared in Carte Blanche, Chatelaine, Maclean’s, Maisonneuve, and is forthcoming with the University of Alberta Press and Breakwater Books. Kelly teaches Creative Non Fiction at Royal Roads University and also teaches Creative Writing at Trent University.See The Work