Kelly reads at 6 Minute Memoirs in Hamilton

The theme this month: The Great Escape!

Kelly reads from her short story “White Bird Rising”

In the spirit of #metoo, I’m sharing my short story, “White Bird Rising,” a piece I wrote about a violent childhood sexual abuse experience, (trigger warning) that was published originally in The Malahat Review, Issue: Winter 1992/93. To my sisters and fellow survivors, remember the body may be broken, but the spirit will overcome. I wish hope and healing for everyone in 2018!

Kelly at Telling Tales, Westfield Village 2017

Telling Tales Children’s Literacy Festival

Westfield Village- 2017

I had fun this past weekend volunteering at the Book Swap at Telling Tales. What a great festival. Spent the afternoon in the shade at the bandstand listening to wonderful children’s authors: Kevin Sylvester, Itah Sadu, and Emma Donoghue, who signed a book and even posed for a photo!!!

Latest News – Kelly’s First YouTube Video!

Hi Everyone:

I was featured by ELQ/Exile magazine with a youtube video of me reading from my  short story: “The Things My Dead Mother Says.”  This short story was shortlisted and selected out of hundreds of entries and included in the CVC anthology Part 2. Check it out! Here’s the link:

K. Watt reading: The Things My Dead Mother Says - Mexico

K. Watt reading: The Things My Dead Mother Says – Mexico

The Power of Human Connection

Kelly Watt outside the United Nations New York with activist Linda MacDonald. They were presenting on a panel on human trafficking at the 51st Commission on the Status of Women, 2007..