Kelly Watt is an eclectic Canadian writer. Her short works have been longlisted three times with the prestigious CBC Short Fiction (2017/2015) and Non-Fiction contests (2019), published internationally in magazines, and anthologized in Doorways and Thresholds, Overneath Books U.K., Best Canadian Stories, She Writes, and Exile Editions CVC 2 anthology sponsored by the late Gloria Vanderbilt. Her short creative non-fiction piece, “The Road for Conquering”, won an honourable mention at gritLIT, the Hamilton Readers and Writers’ Festival (2019), and was selected for the best online travel stories contest by Nowhere Magazine (2019).
Watt has published two books—the gothic novel Mad Dog, Doubleday Canada (2001) and Hamilton Stone Editions, U.S. (2019), which was a Globe and Mail notable book; as well as the non-fiction mini book, Camino Meditations (2014). An inveterate walker, meditator and traveller, Watt has lived in five countries—Canada, India, France, Mexico, and the U.S. She currently makes her home in the Ontario countryside with her partner, a miniature schnauzer and three diligent chickens, and is famous for her chick pics.
Photograph by M&M Photography.