Writing

Awards: James Appel Scholarship, Humber School for Writers Correspondence Program in Creative Writing; Wildbranch Writing Scholarship, co-sponsored by Orion Magazine and Stirling College, VT.

Current CNF project–Sainted Dirt: Marginal, Maligned, Neglected & Peculiar

TNQ Blog Posts (sample):

“Driven: Liz Windhorst Harmer on the Gifts of Pain.”

“Implicated: In Conversation with Caterina Edwards.”

“Claustrophilia: K.D. Miller in Conversation with Mike Barnes.”

“Breakthrough on Retreat,” http://www.tnq.ca/blog/breakthrough-retreat.

Pushing Boundaries: In Conversation with Erika Thorkelson.”

“The Wrong Way: A Conversation with Sierra Skye Gemma.” 

“’The Desire to Understand’: Lisa Martin-deMoor on Crafting the Personal Essay.” 

Print (sample):

“Still Life” (fiction), Stone Voices, spring 2014.

“Between History and Story,” The New Quarterly, no. 128, 2013.

“Mormon Writer Woman,” The New Quarterly, no. 124, 2012.

“Lit from Within: The Essay Gets Personal,” The New Quarterly, no. 124, 2012.

“Where There’s Smoke: In Conversation with Heather Davidson,” The New Quarterly no. 120, 2011.

“Where I Want to Be: Introducing Leesa Dean,” The New Quarterly, no. 114, 2010.

Temple in a Teapot (West Meadow Press / Harland Press, 2010) limited edition chapbook with illustrations by Wesley W. Bates; book design by Pamela Woodland.

“Invitation to the Great Potluck,” Alternatives. The Environmental Literature Issue, 35/3, 2009; plus podcast interview with Peter Stock.

“‘Strictly Wine and Pretzels’: Divine Tips from Book Clubs,” with Yasaman Shayangogoni. The New Quarterly Salon des Réfusés Issue, no. 107, 2008.

Walden: Living Classic,” Alternatives. The Environmental Literature Issue 34/2, 2008.

Zion’s Depot,” The New Quarterly, no. 104, 2007.

“The Barn and the Lab,” with Ronald L. Grimes in Rite out of Place: Ritual, Media and the Arts. Ronald L. Grimes. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Guest editor, twin issues of The New Quarterly and Alternatives. Introductions: “Apples and Oranges: Alternatives Pairs with The New Quarterly,” The New Quarterly The Artist as Activist Issue, no. 101, 2007; and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?Alternatives Creative Communities Issue 32:4/5, 2006.

“Memoir and Nature Writing” and “Sharon Butala” in The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. Ed. Bron Taylor. London and New York: Continuum, 2005.

“Off Grid: Bringing the World to Rest,” Women’s Concerns, no. 1, 2005.

“Walkerton: Re-storying a Traumatized town,” Narrative Matters Interdisciplinary Conference Proceedings (University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB), 2004.

“Looking Cattle in the Eye: Steering the Walkerton Water Stories Project,” The New Quarterly no. 87, 2003.

“Community Restoration in the ‘Bad Water’ Town,” Storytelling Magazine (Sept./Oct.), 2003.

 “Engaging Rural Youth through the Arts” in The Ontario Rural Council 2003 Conference Proceedings.

“The Long Road to Peace,” Mandate, February, 2001.

“A Small Dark Creature Kneeling on the Earth” in Deeply Into the Bone: Re-Inventing Rites of Passage. Life Passages Series. Ronald L. Grimes. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

“Models for Interfaith Exploration,” “Getting Started: Multifaith Resources” and “Tracing the Interfaith Journey,” Mandate, November, 1999.

Stories in My Neighbour’s Faith: Narratives from World Religions in Canada. Toronto: United Church Publishing House, 1999.