Past Writer-in-Residence: Chris Urquhart
Chris Urquhart is the author of Dirty Kids: Chasing Freedom with America’s Nomads, which was published by Greystone Books in September 2017. This book follows the lives of young American nomads and runaways over a three-year period, and features photographs by Kitra Cahana (National Geographic) and a foreword by Micah White (co-founder of Occupy Wall Street). Chris’ writing has appeared in VICE, Adbusters, COLORS Magazine, Broken Pencil, Maisonneuve, The Santiago Times and Russian Esquire, among other publications. Chris is a two-time Canada Council grant recipient, a former SSHRC fellow and Ontario Graduate Scholar. She holds a BA from McGill University in Anthropology and World Religions, an MFA from the University of British Columbia in Creative Writing, and a Master of Teaching from OISE, University of Toronto. From March to April 2019, Chris will be the Joy Kogawa Writer-in-Residence; her work will focus on queer positionality, experimental ethnography, and writing about early childhood sexual abuse. During her residency, Chris will offer two writing workshops: one on ethnography and experimental memoir and the other on writing through and about sexual trauma. Please watch for announcements with dates and descriptions of these workshops.
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