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Andrea Bishop's Reading Recommendations

Andrea Bishop’s work has been published or is forthcoming in Grain, Orca Literary, Exile’s CVC Anthology Series, and elsewhere. Her story "Good Dog" is featured in the new creative nonfiction issue of The Fiddlehead. She is currently finishing a short story collection and working on her first novel. . Find her on Twitter @_AndreaBishop, at andreabishop.ca, or running on the off-leash trails around Vancouver. 

Jenny Ferguson's Music Recommendation

Jenny Ferguson (she/her) is Michif and white, an activist, a feminist, an auntie, and an accomplice with a PhD. She believes writing, teaching and beading are political acts. THE SUMMER OF BITTER AND SWEET, her debut YA novel, was published by Heartdrum/HarperCollins in Summer 2022. She teaches at Loyola Marymount University. Jenny's essay "Floods and Other Disasters" was published in the Summer 2022 creative nonfiction issue of The Fiddlehead.  

Anca L. Szilágyi's Reading Recommendation

Anca L. Szilágyi is the author of Daughters of the Air, which Shelf Awareness called “a striking debut from a writer to watch.” Her second novel, Dreams under Glass, releases in Fall 2022. Her story "Boiled Boot" was published in the Spring 2022 issue of The FiddleheadOriginally from Brooklyn, she has lived in Montreal, Seattle, and now Chicago. ancawrites.com.

Ed Taylor's Reading Recommendations

Ed Taylor is the author of the novel Theo, the poetry collection Idiogest, and 3 chapbooks. His prose and poetry appear in a variety of U.S. and U.K. periodicals, and his occasional work in other media includes the 2020 1-act play “Black Nikes." His essay "Combover" was published in the Summer Creative Nonfiction issue of The Fiddlehead. His Instagram is @toothlessmurgatroyd.  

Elizabeth Haynes's Music and Reading Recommendations

Elizabeth Haynes’s writing has appeared in magazines and anthologies, most recently You Look Good for your Age (U of A Press). Her story collection, Speak Mandarin Not Dialect (Thistledown Press) was an Alberta Book Award finalist. Her novel, The Errant Husband, will be published by Radiant Press in October, 2021. https://www.elizabethjhaynes.com/

Elizabeth's essay "Seventeen Postcards" is featured in the new Summer Creative Nonfiction issue of The Fiddlehead. Order your copy today!

Heather Ramsay's Music Recommendation

Heather Ramsay writes some things that are true and some that are not. She lives in unceded Ts'elxwéyeqw territory (otherwise known as Chilliwack, BC). Her creative writing has appeared in The Malahat Review, carte blanche, The Antigonish Review, Room, Numero Cinq, Maisonneuve, Canada’s History Magazine, Canadian Geographic and more. To see more of Heather’s writing visit her website

Heather's essay "I Found a Picture of My Great-Aunt" is featured in the Summer Creative Nonfiction issue. Pre-order your copy today!

Sena Moon's Reading Recommendation

Sena Moon is the recipient of the 2020 Pen/Robert J. Das Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2019 Boulevard Short Fiction Award for Emerging Writers. Her work has appeared in Quarterly West, Catapult, and Boulevard. She hails from Seoul, South Korea. 

Sena Moon's essay "This Is How You Let Go" is featured in the new Summer Creative Nonfiction issue of The FiddleheadPre-order your copy today!

José Teodoro's Music Recommendation

José Teodoro is a playwright, critic and essayist. His work has appeared in publications such as Brick, Film Comment, The Globe & Mail, and The Believer. He is currently adapting his play Cloudless for the screen and recording his tandem-narrative chamber opera Screen Door with composer-musician Stephen Lyons. His essay "Cul-de-sac" is featured in the new Summer Creative Nonfiction issue of The Fiddlehead. Pre-order your copy today!

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