Kelly Q. Anderson (B.A. 2003) was named Director of Promotions for the famed Off-Campus Writers' Workshop, the oldest, continuously running writing workshop in the country. Her short story was recently anthologized in 'Turning Points' (Windy City Press, 2021) the 75th Anniversary Anthology of OCWW, and she was recently short-listed for the Five South Literary Short Fiction Prize.
Kelly Q. Anderson is a Chicago-based writer and former newspaper columnist specializing in creative nonfiction, poetry, and flash.
Fostering a passion for inclusion, Ms. Anderson founded the LGBTQ+ Initiative at Winnetka Congregational Church, and works with local government, businesses, and places of faith to implement inclusive programming and events. She is a member of the ACLU, Humans Rights Campaign, and a volunteer with Glencoe DEI, Moms Demand Action (Winnetka), and BeSMART.
Ms. Anderson holds a B.A. in Journalism and a B.A. in Communications Studies from the University of Iowa, and further studied at The Writer’s Loft. In 2021 she earned a Diversity & Inclusion certificate from Cornell University's eCornell. She is an active member of Off-Campus Writers’ Workshop and her work has been featured in Lucky Jefferson, Capsule Stories, and Months to Years Literary Mag. Her short story ‘Outfit of the Day’ was anthologized in ‘Turning Points,' a 75th Anniversary Anthology (Windy City Press,2021). It is available wherever books are sold.
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