As of September 2018, I began teaching as a Contract Lecturer in the Department of English at Lakehead University. In my first year, I developed and delivered a course called: ENG 3036 FDE: PROFESSIONAL WRITING - DIGITAL CONTEXTS.
As a volunteer, I have been investing time and effort to help bring literary events to the Orillia area, also known as Lake Country. Examples include the annual Leacock Medal Gala event, the Giiwenh First Nations Literary Event, and acting as a 2017 poetry contest judge for the Leacock Museum and National Historic Site.
In 2015 I completed my MA thesis, earning a Master of Arts with Merit. The thesis is a poetic treatment of the subject of gender and follows two young trans-women on their journey to self-actualization. It was well-received by the Academy and has been published at Theses Canada, Library and Archives Canada.
All writers should be readers first, and as part of my Master of Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Surrey, I studied writers and genres I would never normally have read for pleasure. In my own time, I now read well-written books. The course lowered my tolerance for poor writing.
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