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Rosemary Nixon, 1996-1997 Canadian Writer-in-Residence

Rosemary Nixon, 1996-1997 Canadian Writer-in-ResidenceRosemary Nixon is a pre-eminent short story writer, novelist, and freelance editor. She has been winner of Grain Magazine’s Postcard Competition and Alberta Views’ Short Story Competition. Her first short story collection, Mostly Country, a Nunatak Fiction imprint, was shortlisted for the Howard O’Hagan Award. Her collection The Cock’s Egg won that award. Her novel Kalila was shortlisted for the 2012 George Bugnet Award and was long listed for the ReLit Award.Rosemary received a Fellowship to write for six weeks at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland, and a scholarship to attend DISQUIET International Literary Festival in Portugal as Canadian Guest Writer, in July, 2012. She has taught adults creative writing for the last twenty years, including stints at Sage Hill Writing Experience in Saskatchewan, at The Banff Centre, and in Karlovasi, Island of Samos, Greece, a joint arts-tourism venture where she will teach again in June of 2013. She has judged numerous literary competitions, including the Grant MacEwan Award, CBC Literary Competition, and the Writers Union of Canada Short Fiction Competition.

Rosemary served as Canadian Writer-in-Residence for the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program in 1996-1997, and more recently as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Windsor and at the Canadian Author’s Association, southern Alberta.

Read an interview with Rosemary conducted by Canada Writes here.

Read "In Which Jesus Hitchhikes the N332 and the Girl Tries Not To Vanish", a short story by Rosemary published in the Banff Centre Press' online quarterly, BOULDERPAVEMENT here.