Kirti Bhadresa is a writer living in Calgary / Moh’kinsstis on Treaty 7 territory. Kirti has fiction and non-fiction writing in The Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, Short Edition’s dispensers, The Sprawl, Thin Air Magazine, The Quarantine Review, and Room Magazine.
In 2021, Kirti graduated from Own Voices Alberta, a mentorship program for emerging writers. She performed a reading for Calgary's Equinox Vigil, and became an Associate Writing Mentor for the Calgary Chapter of the Shoe Project. In 2022, Kirti was a finalist for an Alberta Magazine Publishers Association Award for Feature Writing.
Kirti's first book, a short story collection entitled An Astonishment of Stars, was acquired by Jen Sookfong Lee and will be published in 2024 by ECW Press.