About

I’ve worn a few different hats over the years – in media relations, public affairs and communications, editing and science writing. My freelance work appears in newspapers, magazines, websites and reports, and I write creatively in several genres. I work on a casual basis in collections at the Thunder Bay Public Library and I co-founded unhitch.ca, a resource hub for information and support for women navigating separation and divorce.

I’m a recent graduate of The Writer’s Studio at SFU. My poem “Wild Rose” placed third in NOWW’s 25th Annual International Writing Contest and my short story “This morning, over coffee” came second in their 2023 Flash Fiction Writing Contest. My play “Eggs for One”  was selected for the 2024 10×10 Short Play Festival by Magnus Theatre.

I caught the writing bug  in elementary school, when my poems and track-meet coverage were published in my local paper, the St. Albert Gazette. In university, I wrote trail guides for public visitors to the Kananaskis Field Station, as part of my role as Forestry Interpreter. My first front page story  was about stardust research, written during a fellowship at the Calgary Herald. I won a CCAE Prix D’Excellance medal for Best News Article on a Subject Relating to Natural Sciences and Engineering for a story about wind tunnel research while working for Western University.

I’m also raising three precocious children, reading as much as I can, walking my dogs and practicing my downward dog. A born and mostly Alberta-raised prairie girl, I’ve lived in Banff, Calgary, St. Albert, Winnipeg, Toronto and the GTA, London and currently, Thunder Bay, Ontario, where I’m grateful to be a guest on the Treaty territory of Fort William First Nation.

You can read more about me  on my LinkedIn profile, my occasional blog posts, my Career Experience (resume) page, or follow me on X (@kinniburgh_c).