Gena Ellett is originally from the Sunshine Coast, BC. Her writing has appeared in publications across North America. She was longlisted for the 2018 CBC Short Story Fiction Contest; selected as a 2018 RBC Charles Taylor Prize Mentee; awarded the 2018 Charles Lillard Founders’ Award for Nonfiction, and was nominated for a 2016 National Magazine Award in the category of Personal Journalism. She completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia in 2017.
She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she is working on a short story collection.