Publications & Awards


The New Quaterly, Waterloo, Forthcoming 2019

“Dog Days”
Carve Magazine, Dallas, Forthcoming 2018

“Ghost Girls: Part 3”
The Smart Set, Philadelphia, April 2018

“Ghost Girls: Part 2”
The Smart Set, Philadelphia, March 2018

“Ghost Girls: Part 1”
The Smart Set, Philadelphia, February 2018

“In Every Direction, Only Water”
Gulf Coast, Houston, fall 2017

“You are a Body of Water”
Slice, Brooklyn, September 2017

Carte Blanche, Montreal, October 2017

The Malahat Review, Victoria, Summer 2017

“The Stone”
Petal Journal, Toronto, Fall 2017

“Worry Doll”
, Ottawa, Summer 2017

“Angle of Return”
The Rush Magazine, Los Angeles, 2017

The Matador Review, Chicago, 2016

“The Backroads”
EVENT, Vancouver, 2016

“Private Chaos”
SubTerrain, Vancouver, 2005



2018 Charles Lillard Founders’ Award for Creative Nonfiction 

2018 RBC Charles Taylor Emerging Writers Mentorship Program

National Magazine Award Nominee, Personal Journalism, 2016

EVENT Non-Fiction Contest Winner, 2015

Vancouver Writers Festival Short Fiction Contest Winner, 2005



Step Five of Twelve: Kate Kennedy in Conversation with Gena Ellett
Malahat Lite, April 2018


EVENT Magazine Launch Party
Lost and Found Cafe, Feature Reader, May 2016

Indentity: A Reading
1465 W. Pender Street, March 2016

Locution: Graduate Reading Series
Cottage Bistro, March 2015

Sugar Fruit Fiction Party
Our Town Café, May 2011

Sugar Fruit Fiction Party
Our Town Café, December 2011