“A Different River” wins the Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest

My essay, “A Different River,” has won the Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest at The New Quarterly this year. I’m delighted that this long, meandering piece with its tributaries about Toronto’s history and river ecologies and disco and AIDS and love and loss has found a home. I’ll be reading from this essay at the Wild Writers Festival in Waterloo in early November. Joining me will be the winners of the fiction and poetry contests, Shannon Blake and my good friend Fiona Tinwei Lam.

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