Shelly Kawaja’s writing has appeared in several journals and literary magazines, such as the Humber Literary Review, the Dalhousie Review, Post-Colonial Text, and PACE. Her short story “Shotgun” won the gritLit 2020 fiction contest. Shelly has an MA from Memorial University and is currently completing an MFA in creative writing at UBC. She lives in Norris Point and manages the Writers at Woody Point literary festival, which happens every summer on the other side of Bonne Bay Pond. On nice days she Sea-Doos to work.
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