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)

Named one of CBC’s 17 Writers To Watch in 2017

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, Quill & Quire, The Literary Review of Canada, The Malahat Review, EVENT Magazine.

Vancouver Editor at Joyland Magazine.

Intro to short fiction instructor for The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. Southbank Program.

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. (IMDb page) 

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

Vancouver Noir (Forthcoming–Akashic Press, 2017)

  • Fiction: The Midden

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

The New Quarterly Spring 2017

  • Essay: In a Canoe, Chasing my Metis Grandmother Like a Dummy

Room Magazine Spring 2017

  • Fiction: Midwives

subTerrain Issue 76,  May 2017

  • Interview: #Resistance150: A Conversation Between Carleigh Baker and Jordan Abel

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/ Festivals

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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