I teach courses in creative writing and editing to students in the Professional Writing program at Algonquin College's School of Media and Design. I'm responsible for developing course materials, lecturing, generating assignments and marking all student work. All courses are supported through the Brightspace platform (D2L), which I manage for each class.
In association with Open Minds Quarterly journal and NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action, I offered mentorship and guided writing workshops to northern Ontario writers who have lived experience of mental illness.
I provided six-month online writing mentorship services for writers of novels, short stories and memoir through
I'm the Fiction Editor at this American journal of faith and the arts. In collaboration with the Managing Editor, Editor-in-chief, and Associate Editors, I select works of fiction to be included in the journal, as well as working with authors to polish work for publication and soliciting new work as needed. I also assist with proofreading, promotions and fundraising initiatives.
I solicited submissions for an anthology of work by UBC Creative Writing alumni, published by McClelland & Stewart; liaised among UBC faculty, potential contributors, and various copyright holders; edited and copyedited anthology submissions as these were received.
Winner of the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, this powerful, sweeping novel set in Vienna during the 1930s and ’40s centres on a poignant love story and a friendship that ends in betrayal.In the years between the two world wars, Josef Tobak builds a quiet life around his friendships, his beloved wife, Anna, and his devotion to the old Jewish cemeteries of Vienna. Then comes the A... read more
In 1946, the poet Earle Birney, then an English professor at the University of British Columbia, broke new ground by establishing a single course within the English department, one for the writer “naked in academe.” He went on to found the UBC Creative Writing Department in 1963 – Canada’s first university writing program, a learner-centered, interdisciplinary experience that has produced many... read more
A breathtaking novel about the ties that bind mothers and daughters together and the secrets that tear them apart.Veena, Mala and Nandini are three very different women with something in common. Out of love, each bears a secret that will haunt her life—and that of her daughter—because the risk of telling the truth is too great. But secrets have consequences. Particularly for Asha, a young woma... read more
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