Jessica Van de Kemp

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Short Description of Yourself

Jessica Van de Kemp, OCT (BA, B.Ed, MA) is an award-winning author, educator, and speaker at the University of Waterloo, where she is currently completing a PhD in English. Her poem, “Slant of the Girl,” was shortlisted for the 2015 Montreal International Poetry Prize, judged by Eavan Boland. Connect on InstagramLinkedInTwitter, and her Website.

Writing Focus or Interests

Poetry; Flash Fiction; Drama


Professional Skills

Writing; Teaching; Public Speaking

Published Works and Recognitions


Daughters in the Dead Land (Kelsay Books, 2017)

Spirit Light (The Steel Chisel, 2015)


Write Now – Creative Writing Workshop (WNCW), 2018

South Simcoe Arts Council (SSAC), 2017-

BWG Writers’ Circle (BWC), 2017-


2020 Creative Works Writing Contest (Winner)

2017 Newmarket National Play Festival (Finalist)

2015 Montreal International Poetry Prize (Shortlist)

2014 Best of the Net (Nominee)