Kelly Reading at Local Author Book Fair – June 22

Kelly will be reading at the Burlington Public Library’s Local Author Book Fair this Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Lots of cool stuff to see and do: books to buy, Crime Panel Discussion, and a Summer Reading Kick-Off Party. The event goes from 10-2 p.m. at BPL’s Central Branch, 2331 New Street.

Kelly Reading at 6-Minute Memoirs – June 23/2019

Kelly will be reading at the upcoming  6 Minute Memoirs, this June 23rd. A special “Best Of” edition of the popular “speed storytelling” event is scheduled at The Westdale as part of Hamilton, ArtsFest on Sunday, June 23rd from 7-9 p.m. Thirteen Hamiltonians will share true-life tales to raise money for a good cause. They include: Kate Cayley, Jeff Mahoney, Kelly Watt and Lori Yates. The organizer Anne Bokma promises you’ll laugh and cry!


kelly wins honourable mention GritLit April 2019

Kelly’s short memoir  The Road for Conquering won an honourable mention in the 2019 Grit Lit creative non-fiction contest. You can read her piece at

Kelly makes CBC Short Story Contest longlist

My short story Fall of the High Flyers has been long listed

for the CBC Short Story Contest this April 2018. Thank you CBC!

Congrats to all my fellow writers.

Check it out at: http://News story:

Kelly wins Honourable Mention 2017

Kelly’s short story won an Honourable Mention in Hamilton’s Short Works Prize Awards, November 2017. Award ceremony was held at the Hamilton Public Library, 55 York Blvd. Hamilton, November 12th 1:30 p.m.

Short story published in The Broken Plate Spring 2016

Check out my short story, Other People’s Children, in the spring 2016 issue of The Broken Plate. It’s an edgy short piece about a woman coming to terms with childlessness.

The Broken Plate Spring 2016

The Broken Plate




Short story, Uncle Sam’s Pool, published in DAP

My short story, Uncle Sam’s Pool, has been published in the Winter 2016 issue of DAP: The Diverse Arts Project. The story is set in 1970s India, and is about a young girl’s  relationship with a Vietnam Vet. Check it out at:

Sunday Walking Meditation

Kelly leads walking meditation this fall on the Bruce Trail. Details at FB Camino Meditations.

Spring 2016- We’re continuing with walking meditation Sundays once a month on the Bruce Trail.Check out my Facebook page, Camino Meditations, for details. Buen camino!

Watt makes longlist for CBC Short Story Prize

March 10, 2015– I can’t believe it–my short story, Fall of the High Flyers, has been long listed for the CBC short story prize. It made the top twenty-six out of several thousand submissions. I’m ecstatic! Thank you CBC! Keep your fingers crossed for me…in the meantime, check out the website: