A 2010 graduate from the University of New Brunswick’s MA Creative Writing program, I’m looking forward to encouraging all things literary at my alma mater, OLSWA.
Though I’ve long held an interest in great storytelling—the kind that makes old truths new again—the two years I studied at OLSWA uncovered thrilling links between the Catholic worldview I’d been raised with and the function of literature; namely, literature’s unique way of reflecting and grappling with what it means to be a creature of God.
In 2008 I was among the first small pack of OLSWA students to transfer to Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, where I received my BA (Hons) in English (with minors in Religion and Philosophy). At Redeemer I continued to study the western canon and the great literature outside of it while devoting more time to fiction-writing itself, a practice that led to attaining my MA Creative Writing degree at UNB.
If you happen to be in the Bay, and see me hunched over my work at the school or in a café, I’m likely either grading a paper or trying to eek out a story of my own. Otherwise, you might find me teaching one of four classes: Freshman Writing, Survey of Literature, 20th Century American Literature, and Literary Theory to 1900.