Anglican Journal welcomes new staff writer

Joelle Kidd’s previous work includes serving as editor at Fanfare Magazine Group, publisher of a number of Winnipeg-area magazines. Photo: Saskia Rowley
Published September 26, 2017

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.


  • Tali Folkins

    Tali Folkins joined the Anglican Journal in 2015 as staff writer, and has served as editor since October 2021. He has worked as a staff reporter for Law Times and the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal. His freelance writing credits include work for newspapers and magazines including The Globe and Mail and the former United Church Observer (now Broadview). He has a journalism degree from the University of King’s College and a master’s degree in Classics from Dalhousie University.

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