Joelle Kidd, an award-winning writer and former editor, has joined the Anglican Journal as its newest staff writer.
Kidd began at the Journal September 25, succeeding staff writer André Forget, who recently stepped down to pursue a number of independent writing projects.
From 2014 until earlier this year, Kidd served as editor at Fanfare Magazine Group, publisher of Ciao! Magazine, Where Winnipeg Magazine and Taste Restaurant Guide, all of which cover events, arts and culture, and shopping and dining in Winnipeg. She has also worked as a freelance copywriter and copyeditor for Naida Communications, a Winnipeg-based communications firm.
Kidd also writes poetry and fiction, and her work has appeared in publications such as the Winnipeg Free Press and the Stoneboat Literary Journal, a Wisconsin-based literature and arts journal.
Kidd holds a BA (Honours) in English literature and film studies from the University of Manitoba, where she also wrote for the university newspaper, The Manitoban. She was the winner of the newspaper’s The Manitoban Literature Competition in 2016, as well as the Lost Luggage Travel Writing Competition, a short-fiction writing contest organized jointly by the University of Manitoba and the City University of Hong Kong, in 2015. Her academic honours include the G.L. Broderson Memorial Award for excellence in academic writing on Canadian literature, which she received from St. John’s College at the University of Manitoba in 2016.