Storyteller. Iowa Hawkeye. Yogi. VP of OCWW.

Let’s get acquainted.

Kelly Q. Anderson is an award-winning writer and the Vice-President of Off Campus Writers’ Workshop. Her work has been featured in Atticus Review, The Citron Review, Months to Years Literary MagazineLitro, Lucky Jefferson, and Capsule Stories. In 2022 she was awarded a residency with The Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Additionally, she was awarded 1st Prize in the Nancy Ludmerer Fellowship for Flash Fiction/ Nonfiction with The Porches in Norwood, Virginia.

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 holds a certificate in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University’s eCornell and is a member of the ACLU, Humans Rights Campaign, Glencoe DEI, Moms Demand Action (Winnetka), and BeSMART.

Ms. Anderson holds two degrees from the University of Iowa and further studied at StoryStudio and The Writer’s Loft. Presently she serves as the VP and Director of Promotions with Off Campus Writers’ Workshop, one of the longest, continuously running writing programs in the country. 

Two of her short stories were anthologized in 2021: ‘Outfit of the Day’ in Turning Points the 75th Anniversary Anthology ( Windy City Press, 2021), and ‘Self Storage’ in Capsule Stories: Second Isolation Edition. Both are available by request wherever books are sold.





(Mediocre) Poetry

Academia & Study

University of Iowa School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Story Studio

The Writer’s Loft


Off Campus Writers’ Workshop

Northwestern University Summer Writing Conference

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