Bronwen Keyes-Bevan is a Toronto-based writer and editor. She is at work on her debut novel, a project which has been supported by the Toronto Arts Council and Diaspora Dialogues. She is newsletter editor at The Shit No One Tells You About Writing, a podcast for emerging writers with over two million downloads.
Born in Toronto but raised in Ireland, Bronwen studied filmmaking at University of Winchester, UK; screenwriting at Humber College, Toronto; and is currently a publishing student at Toronto Metropolitan (formally Ryerson) University.
Her writing on literature, art, and entertainment has appeared in The Irish Times, The National Post, Flare, Post City, and elsewhere. Her personal essays have appeared on She Does The City and in the Irish Times anthology, Ireland and Me: Reflections by Emigrants. She has served as a member of the University of Toronto’s Hart House Literary and Library Committee and as a prose reader for numerous literary journals, most recently at CRAFT Literary.
Her most recent screenplay was shortlisted for the Sundance International Screenwriters Lab and the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Contest. She honed her writing craft as assistant to Emmy Award-winning writer and director, Patricia Rozema (Into The Forest, Mansfield Park, I’ve Heard The Mermaids Singing) and taught filmmaking at University of Toronto’s Hart House.
She lives in Toronto with her husband and their son.