HEATHER NOLAN

Publishing Experience

x Riddle Fence Arts and Culture Journal Board of Directors (Promotions), January 2020 – March 2021 

x Founding Editor of Staged Authenticity, a zine on contemporary Newfoundland culture in the time of tourism, February 2019 – present

x Creative Submissions Editor, Paragon Press, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2019

x Freelance Editor: Providing manuscript evaluations, peer editing, and editing for publications since 2018.


Publications – Books

x The novel How to be Alone on Bouleard Saint-Laurent, Goose Land Editions, Spring 2023

x The poetry collection Talamh an Carraig: Land of the Rock, Breakwater Books, Spring 2022

x The chapbook Edges and other poems, Nothing New Productions, October 2020

x The novella This is Agatha Falling, Pedlar Press, March 2019


Publications – Journals + Anthologies

x The short story “Dreams and Other Stories” in Broken Pencil Magazine, summer 2021

x The poem “Mistaken Point” in The Antigonish Review, August 2020

x The poem “The Poet’s Return from a Deep Time Encounter” in ARC Poetry Magazine, August 2020

x The poems “Salt Fish” “Mary Maloney” and “Gold” in EVENT Magazine, February 2020

x The poems “Teashop on Inis Oírr” “In Waterford, Listening” and “The Caribou” in Riddle Fence issue 34, December 2019

x The poem “Night on The Burren” in Nine Muses Poetry, September 2019

x The short story “Place-Based Commodification: The erroneous notion of authenticity as praxis in Newfoundland tourism” in Riddle Fence issue 33, August 2019

x The poem “Something Else” in The Veg Magazine, April 2019

x The short story “How To Be Alone on Boulevard Saint-Laurent” in Solliloquies Anthology 23.2, March 2019

x The short story “Shattered Glass” in Spadina Literary Review, March 2019

x The poem "Departure" in VIATOR, issue 3, 2018

x The poems "Cartographer" and "Ode to the Woodstove" in Paper Mill Press, Spring 2018

x The short story “A Flood of Sorts” in Dystopia From the Rock anthology from Engen Books, March 2019

x The poem “Inis Oírr iii” in nqonline (Newfoundland Quarterly), September 2018

x The poems "To Make a Man a Monster" and "Rehearsals" in 4 O'Clock Whistle, December 2017 

x The short story “The Look” in June 2015 in Secret East Magazine

x The poem “Middle Cove Beach, 3 A.M.” in The Paragon, January 2015 (vol 4)

x The short story “A Flood of Sorts” published in The Overcast, March 2014 (Issue 2)

x The poem “Anticipation of an Ending” in The Western Star, October 2012

x The short story “The Dream” published in Wet Ink Magazine, 2009


Selected Articles

x “Union House Arts Grand Opening” published in Newfoundland Quarterly, July 2019

x “On Reading Lists and Diversity” published in WORD Magazine, Spring 2018

x “This Place Makes the Place: Arts Development in Woody Point,” published in The Overcast, August 2016

x “How Regional Development is Giving New Life to the Bonavista Peninsula,” published in The Overcast, August 2016

x “Mr. H Presents Giving Youth a Stage to Stand On,” published in The Overcast, August 2016

x “Solo So High with Laura Madonna Murray,” published in Rock Eden Magazine, June 2016

x “Tent Sch’ment: The Pros and Cons of Car Camping in Newfoundland,” published in The Overcast, June 2016

x “2016 March Hare Festival Clewing Up This Weekend,” Published in The Overcast, March 2016

x “Getting Lost Part 2: Fogo Island Studio Hunting,” published in The Overcast as part of four-part series, January 2016


Professional Affiliations

x Member of Eastern Edge since 2020

x Member of Writer’s Union of Canada since 2019

x Member of East Coast Music Association since 2015

x Member of MusicNL since 2013

x Member of Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2007


Readings

x Read at University of New Brunswick Poetry Weekend, October 2020

x Invited to read at North Atlantic Poetry Series, March 2020 (postponed)

x Read on One Art: A Fiction Podcast, March 2020

x Read at Women’s Work Festival, March 2020

x Read at Riddle Fence issue 34 launch, December 2019

x Read at Stan Dragland NL Book Award Celebration, December 2019

x Read on Riddle Fence issue 33 podcast, August 2019

x Read at launch of Lindsay Bird’s poetry collection Boom Time, May 2019, St. John’s, NL

x Read at Lawnya Vawnya Festival in partnership with Riddle Fence, May 2019, St. John’s, NL

x Read at League of Canadian Poets National Poetry Month event, April 2019, St. John’s, NL

x Invited to read at The Veg Magazine Launch, March 2019, Montreal, QC

x Read at Broken Books with Douglas Walbourne-Gough, February 2019, St. John’s, NL

x Read at Word From the East, Memorial University of Newfoundland’s English Literature Undergraduate Conference, November 2018

x Read at Out of Earshot Festival, August 2018, St. John’s, NL

x Read at Lawnya Vawnya Festival peripheral event, May 2018, St. John’s, NL

x Read at National Poetry Month Eve, March 2018, St. John's, NL

x Invited to read at Poetry Nite @ Kafein, March 2018, Montreal, QC

x Read at The Overcast Launch Party, February 2014, St. John’s NL

x Read at Winterset in Summer Literary Festival, August 2004, Eastport NL


Other Relevant Experience

x Mentor for WANL Mentorship Program for Emerging Writers, 2020

x Judge for selection of NLCU Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, 2020

x Judge and adjudicator for selection Arts and Letters Awards in the Senior Fiction category, 2019-2020

x Volunteer on Advocacy Committee with Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, 2020 to present

x Creator and former host of Write-In monthly public writing group in partnership with the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, founded in May 2019

x Invited to participate in Winter Writers Retreat at The Banff Centre, January and February 2019

x Participant in ARC Poetry Magazine Mentorship Program, October 2018

x Volunteer with Spoken Word St. John’s, 2016 to present

x Invited as Artist in Residence at Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughn, Ireland, 2018

x Member of jury for selection of MusicNL Awards, 2017

x Presented workshops at Girls Rock NL Camp, 2016-2019, St. John's NL

x Invited to perform at East Coast Music Awards, April 2017, Saint John, New Brunswick

x Wrote and co-composed three albums for band Lady Brett Ashley, 2013-2016

x Performed at East Coast Music Awards, April 2016, Sydney NS

x Presented songwriting workshop with Mr. H Presents, March 2016, Corner Brook NL

x Member of jury for selection of Borealis Music Prize, 2015


Grants/Awards Received


x Longlisted for 2020 BMO Winterset Award for novel This is Agatha Falling (Pedlar, 2019)

x Nominated for The Journey Prize 2019 by Riddle Fence

x Awarded Canada Council Research and Creation grant for completion of second book, July 2019

x Winner of Gregory J. Power Poetry Award, 2019

x Awarded Constance Rooke Scholarship for Creative Writing at University of Guelph, 2019

x Awarded Avie Bennett Scholarship for Excellence in Creative Writing at Humber College, 2019

x Awarded Professional Projects Grant by ArtsNL for completion of poetry manuscript in November 2018

x Longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize, 2017

x Awarded City of St. John’s Artist Grant for completion of first novel in March 2017

x Nominated for Music NL Rising Star of the Year, October 2016, Bonavista NL

x Longlisted for Borealis Music Prize for Lady Brett Ashley album Fault Lines in October 2016

x Awarded Professional Projects Grant by ArtsNL for Lady Brett Ashley’s album Fault Lines in November 2015

x Awarded Market Access Grant by MusicNL for Lady Brett Ashley’s winter promotional tour in November 2015


Relevant Education

x Accepted to MFA in Creative Writing at University of Guelph in September 2019.

x Currently enrolled in Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Creative Writing Diploma. Has worked under the mentorship of Mary Dalton, Karen Solie, Andreae Callanan and Lisa Moore.

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