About

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“…we’re pretty sure she’s the new master of relationship tragicomedy.”

Joyland Magazine (Joyland Publisher’s Top Five pick, 2013 and 2015)

Indigenous Collective member with Unceded Airwaves, a weekly radio show on CiTR. Mondays, 11-12:30

SSHRC Research Scholarship recipient, 2017

Journey Prize Anthology #28 selection for Chins and Elbows, 2015

Dinner With The Vittrekwas, selection for Best Canadian Essays, 2016

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Work

Book Reviews for The Globe And Mail.

Vancouver Editor at Joyland Magazine.

Manuscript Consulting for  The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. Southbank Program.

Copywriting (Freelance) for UBC Press.

Books

Bad Endings. A short story collection. Anvil Press, April 2017

The Closest We’ll Get To Neon (Chapbook). 2016

Film/ Multimedia

Sound artist/ poet Confluence at Aberdeen Canyon. Interactive sound project with musician/ composer Anthony Wallace. Dec 2015- Feb 2016. Arts Commons, Calgary Centre for the Performing Arts. Listen to a sample on Soundcloud.

Contributing artist The Peel. Filmmakers: Calder Cheverie, Anthony Wallace.

Guest poet/ writer Fools Love: A 40 Week Journal. Filmmaker: Kerry Barber. (Dawson City Intl. Short Film Festival. CAN. 2013) (Wairoa Maori Film Festival. NZ. 2013)

Anthologies

Best Canadian Essays (Tightrope Books, 2016)

  • Essay: Dinner With The Vittrekwas

The Journey Prize Anthology (Penguin Random House, Fall 2016)

  • Fiction: Chins and Elbows

In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation (Brindle & Glass, Spring 2016)

  • Creative Non-Fiction: The Importance Of Rivers

The Globe and Mail

Journals

Room Magazine (forthcoming) Spring 2017

  • Fiction: Midwives

The Literary Review of Canada November 2016.

  • Fiction review: Katherena Vermette’s The Break.

The Malahat Review December 2016.

Matrix Magazine October 2016.

  • Fiction: Read These Postcards In A Gonzo Journalist Voice.

subTerrain Issue 74,  Sept 2016.

  • Fiction: Shoe Shopping With The Cash Poor.

The Rusty Toque July 2016

Quill & Quire May 2016

The Goose Spring 2016.

EVENT Magazine Winter 2015.

The Malahat Review Winter 2015.

Joyland Magazine Oct 2015.

PRISM International Fall/Winter 2015.

Matrix Magazine July 2015.

subTerrain Issue 70, May 2015.

  • Fiction: Chins and Elbows.

EVENT Magazine May 2014.

Joyland Magazine Aug 2013.

subTerrain Issue 63, Jan 2013.

  • Fiction: Last Call (Winner, 2012 Lush Triumphant awards.)

Ricepaper Jan 2013.

The Other Press

Public Speaking

  • Canadian Writers’ Summit 2016. White People Listening: Becoming an effective ally to the process of reconciliation. Moderator/ speaker
  • Canadian Writers’ Summit 2016. In This Together contributor’s panel. Speaker
  • The Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort York 2016. In This Together panel. Speaker
  • BC Nurses Union Human Rights Conference 2015. Breakout speaker

Interviews

Awards/ Recognition

  • SSHRC Research Scholarship recipient, 2017
  • Journey Prize Anthology selection for Chins and Elbows, 2015
  • Best Canadian Essays selection for Dinner With The Vittrekwas, 2015/16
  • National Magazine Award nomination for Dinner With The Vittrekwas, 2015/16
  • Joyland Magazine, Publisher’s Top Five pick, 2013 and 2015
  • Journey Prize nomination for War of Attrition, 2014
  • subTerrain: Lush Triumphant award for fiction, 2012
  • Maurice Hodgson memorial award for creative writing, 2011

Etc…

  • Editorial intern Event Magazine.
  • Co-Host The Writer’s Studio Reading Series.
  • Founder and editor SWINE. Douglas College student run poetry ‘zine.
Photo: Aurora Darwin

Photo: Aurora Darwin

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