Kayla Geitzler

Photo credit: Louis-Philippe Chiasson Photography

Kayla Geitzler is from Moncton, NB, which is within Siknit of the Mi'kma'ki, the traditional territory of the Mi'kmaq People. She was Moncton's first Anglophone Poet Laureate (2019-2022). Named a "Rad Woman of Canadian Poetry" by All Lit Up, Kayla hosts Moncton's Attic Owl Reading Series. Her first book, That Light Feeling Under Your Feet, won the Bailey Prize for best unpublished manuscript, was a Calgary bestseller and finalist for two poetry awards.

Kayla holds an MA in English Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick, worked as a technical editor on Canada's largest pipeline projects, and has designed courseware for Air Traffic Controllers.

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 dedication to fostering healthy writing lifestyles and communities in her column with The Miramichi Reader.

She is co-editor of Cadence Voix feminines female voices, the first multilingual publication of its kind in NB. Her writing has been published internationally.

Kayla also runs Moncton's Attic Owl Reading Series, so if any (emerging) artists, such as writers or musicians, are looking for a bit of local exposure, she would be happy to find a time for them.

The Owls are currently transitioning back to in-person events: http://facebook.com/atticowlreadings