Virtual Writer-in-Residence Program

Meet the Virtual Writer-in-Residence

Kayla Geitzler is from Moncton, New Brunswick and proudly represents her city as its inaugural Anglophone Poet Laureate. 

Named “A Rad Woman of Canadian Poetry” by All Lit Up, she is host of Moncton’s Attic Owl Reading Series. Her first book That Light Feeling Under Your Feet was a Calgary Bestseller & finalist for two poetry awards. Kayla holds an MA in English Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick.

She has worked as a technical editor on Canada’s largest pipeline projects and written courseware for Air Traffic Controllers.

A passionate entrepreneur, Kayla works as an editor & writing consultant, helping individuals and organizations achieve their writing goals. She offers editing, mentorship, and original writing workshops across many genres. 

Kayla shares her passion for “writing you” as a columnist for the Miramichi Reader. Co-editor of Cadence Voix Feminines Female Voices, her writing has been published in literary magazines across Canada. 


Attention Local Writers!

The Elgin Writers Guild, in partnership with the St. Thomas Public Library, is hosting a Writer-in-Virtual-Residence beginning September 8, 2021!

The Virtual Writer-in-Residence is available for FREE to any interested writer from St. Thomas and Elgin County, ages 18+, for virtual one-on-one consultations, using tools like Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams.

During September, October and November, writers from across the City and County will be able to connect with writer Kayla Geitzler to discuss their writing challenges, review writing strategies and especially, to get professional feedback on writing samples. Each month, Kayla will make an online presentation on a writing topic that the public will be able to attend.


image of writer in residence kayla geitzler. she has reddish hair with her face angled to the right. she wears red lipstick and a black jacket with pink, green, and white floral embroidery on it.

The Virtual Writer-in-Residence Program is now closed.

This program is presented in partnership with:

Elgin Writers Guild
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