Kilby Smith-McGregor has contributed writing across genres to BrickConjunctionsThe Kenyon ReviewDescantThe Malahat ReviewThe Puritan, Best Canadian Essays, and Best Canadian Poetry. She holds an MFA from the University of Guelph and was the winner of the 2010 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award. Kids in Triage, her debut poetry collection, was recently published by Wolsak & Wynn. Kilby has been a writing instructor for the University of Guelph's Open Learning Program, and a visiting artist at the University of Toronto; she also works as a freelance graphic designer for the Humber Literary Review and the Festival of Literary Diversity, among other arts organizations.

Kilby teaches memoir writing and creative non-fiction for InkWell Workshops.