Writer

candles

In addition to writing the blog for this site, I have worked extensively on short stories and a novel. After studying screenwriting and English Literature I was part of Simon Fraser’s Writer’s Studio program in 2008 where I learned about writing poetry and workshopped short stories. I later returned in 2014 to workshop a draft of my novel, which I hope to publish in the next couple of years. The Transient is the story of a young man who goes on a journey living and traveling around the world in search of his identity and an understanding of the times we live in.

Publications

Year Publication Title and Description
–TBA– TBA The Transient: a coming-of-age novel set in the years 1996 to 2006, about a young man
who lives in many places searching for a home and an understanding of our current period in history
–2008– emerge 2008, The Writer’s Studio Anthology, The Writing and Publishing Program, Simon Fraser University “Emigres in Havana”: a story about a young man who goes to see Fidel Castro speak on May Day in 2003

Education

Year Institution Description
2014 The Writer’s Studio,
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia
The Writer’s Studio Graduate Workshop–workshopped the entire draft of the novel with other graduates of the program
2012 University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, British Columbia
Novel Writing Workshop (one week). Studied the structure of the novel and workshopped the first chapter of my novel The Transient as well as those of classmates.
2008 The Writer’s Studio,
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia
The Writer’s Studio: Certificate in Creative Writing. Attended regular workshops at which my short stories as well as others were discussed, went to workshops on poetry and nonfiction as well as fiction.
2004 University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, British Columbia
Short Fiction Workshop (one week). Did extensive freewriting exercises, studied the technique of the short story.
2000-2004 Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Film and Media: learned the essentials of screenwriting, nonfiction essay writing, studied theory in semiotics and popular culture
1998, 2002, 2003 Gulf Islands Film and Television School,
Galiano Island, British Columbia
Did additional training in writing, shooting and editing short films (narrative and documentary)

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