I’m thrilled to announce some great news: my essay “The Old House” was selected as the winner of the 2016 Prairie Fire Non-Fiction contest! Thanks so much to judge Helen Humphreys, and to all the readers and folks at Prairie Fire. I’m honoured and pleasantly surprised—this is my first contest win and it feels as great as I’d always meekly hoped.
“The Old House” was written as part of my thesis: a collection of personal essays about nostalgia. Without giving too much away, the essay is about revisiting my childhood home and the memories housed there. Expect a Meredith Brooks reference, reflections on the narrowness of memory, and a paragraph about eating Babybel cheese in bed.
Thank you again, Prairie Fire! This means so much to me and I’m so excited.