Kayt Lackie: Elliot Lakes’s New Program Lead

Kayt is a novelist, new media storyteller, and musician who recently returned to Elliot Lake. After studying classical music at the University of Western Ontario, publishing at Humber College and creative writing at the University of Auckland, she received her PhD in Digital Creative Writing from Bath Spa University in 2017.  Kayt is a recurring staff writer on the hit augmented reality app Zombies, Run! and her next novel, “Connection at Newcombe”, is due out Autumn 2020 from Latitude 46. Kayt has been involved in community art since she was a child, first as an avid learner, and more recently as an organiser and teacher. She is the Artistic Director of The VESSEL Transmedia Storytelling Lab and her work on their flagship initiative The VESSEL Project earned the collective a 2018 New Media Writing Prize. She runs a private music studio where she teaches voice, piano, speech arts and drama, as well as a variety of instruments. Kayt is excited to share her expertise and passion for the arts with her hometown.