Creative Nonfiction

Facebook_01I approach creative nonfiction not as a genre, but as a mode of writing that can be explored in various genres. Here’s what one reader had to say about Mushrooms and Memory: “Thank you for writing something I have in my heart but never knew how to express in words.” ~ Giulia De Gasperi, translator & editor, Radici Translation and Wordcraft



What the Mouth Wants: A Memoir of Food, Love and Belonging (Caitlin Press, 2017)


Selected Works

Queer and Italian in First Person (The Globe and Mail, 2018)

The New Sacred in Love Me True: Writers Reflect on the Ins, Outs, Ups and Downs of Marriage (Caitlin Press, 2018)

Nutritional Torture in Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food (Anvil Press, 2017)

Mushrooms and Memory in Absent Mothers (Demeter Press, 2017) Also longlisted in the 2015 carte blanche contest.

Hinterqueer in the City (Plenitude Magazine, 2015)

The “you” in memoir (CBC Canada Writes, 2013)

Banff Reality Tour (CBC Hyperlocal, 2013)

Rainbow Bridge (finalist in CBC Hyperlocal contest, 2013)

Fish Nets (BiWomen Boston’s Summer 2010 issue, ‘Bodies’)

Coming Out of the Straitjacket (Trivia issue 11, October 2010)

Wide Heart (winner in The Creative Nonfiction Collective Society‘s 2009 contest)