Kelly Watt… writer The pen is mightier than the sword Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:33:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kelly wins Honourable Mention in Hamilton SWP 2017 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:29:07 +0000 Kelly’s short story wins Honourable Mention in Hamilton’s Short Works Prize Awards, November 2017. Award ceremony Hamilton Public Library, 55 York Blvd. Hamilton, November 12th 1:30 p.m.

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Short story published in The Broken Plate Spring 2016 Fri, 06 May 2016 19:49:15 +0000 http://localhost:8888/kelly/?p=646 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




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Short story, Uncle Sam’s Pool, published in DAP Fri, 06 May 2016 19:13:06 +0000 http://localhost:8888/kelly/?p=632 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:

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Sunday Walking Meditation Wed, 16 Sep 2015 22:20:31 +0000 http://localhost:8888/kelly/?p=621 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!

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Watt makes longlist for CBC Short Story Prize Tue, 10 Mar 2015 21:10:38 +0000 http://localhost:8888/kelly/?p=597 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:


Camino Meditations Book Launch Tue, 03 Feb 2015 16:33:22 +0000 http://localhost:8888/kelly/?p=566 Camino Meditations January 2015

I just launched Camino Meditations in paperback at Bryan Prince Bookseller’sin Hamilton, with short story author, Denise Roig. It was a fantastic night, the storm of the century passed us by and we had a fantastic turn-out–50 guests! Thank you Denise and Kerry Cranston-Reimer at Bryan Prince.

Announcing Camino Meditations, June 2013 Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:24:26 +0000 http://localhost:8888/kelly/?p=499 Well it’s finally here! This June 2013 I’m publishing my pilgrim pocket book called
Camino Meditations: Walking Meditations for the Spiritual Adventurer. I’m thrilled to announce that my practical little book is being published by Hamilton Stone Editions, U.S.A. I  designed CM for Camino pilgrims as well as aficionados of walking and meditation alike. Camino Meditations is coming out first in e-book format (print edition coming this fall!) and  is now available at:

One of Kelly’s Mexico Stories on Podcast! Sat, 09 Feb 2013 00:56:36 +0000 http://localhost:8888/kelly/?p=488 5379314

Kelly’s short story, The Stages of Bereavement, originally published online in SOL Magazine: English Writing in Mexico,  has been selected for podcast by novelist Carole Giangrande’s program: Words To Go! Google and click on podcast # 47, then lie back and listen!

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Latest News – Kelly’s First YouTube Video! Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:21:43 +0000 http://localhost:8888/kelly/?p=456 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 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 21:13:40 +0000 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..