Kelly Q. Anderson is a Chicago-based writer and former newspaper columnist specializing in creative nonfiction, poetry, flash, and (most upsettingly) fragments. Whether she is writing about a chipped cereal bowl or her grandfather’s immigration experience, she favors the the subliminal layers that storytelling peels back (i.e. the art of allegory). She is presently a dual student at Cornell University (Diversity & Inclusion program via eCornell) and at StoryStudio in Chicago. 

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. She is an active member of Off-Campus Writers’ Workshop in Winnetka, IL. Her short story ‘Outfit of the Day’ was anthologized in ‘Turning Points,’ the 75th Anniversary Anthology by OCWW ( Windy City Press, 2021). It is available wherever books are sold.

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