“Fallibility” on EVENT’s Non-Fiction Shortlist

Very pleased to announce that “Fallibility,” an essay from my collection on nostalgia, is shortlisted for EVENT’s 2017 Non-Fiction Contest! Thanks so much to the readers at EVENT! In “Fallibility,” I interview my high school boyfriend about our relationship, ten years after the fact. We talk about our memories—the places they overlap, the places they conflict, and the reasons two people can recall the same events so differently.

In the spirit of high school recollections, here’s a picture of high school me wearing my ┬ásignature bra-strap choker.

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I’m in great company on the shortlist — special congrats to my UBC classmate Jake Prins, whose powerful memoir piece “Meditations on Animal Death” is shortlisted too. Looking forward to hearing the results on September 8!

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