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Creative Studies, Creative WritingOffice: FIP 318
Courses & Teaching
CRWR 150 Introduction to Writing Poetry and Non-Fiction
Erin Scott is a poet and performer living on the unceded territory of the syil’x/Okanagan Peoples (Kelowna, BC). Her first chapbook, “Atrophy”, won the John Lent Poetry Prose Award 2019 and was published by Kalamalka Press in spring 2020. She won the Okanagan Short Story contest in 2019, and the Ricepaper Magazine Flash Fiction contest in 2016. Presented by the City of Kelowna, she was recognized with “Honour in the Arts” at the 2019 Civic and Community Art Awards. Her performance work has been hosted on stages across Canada, including InspiraTO Festival, West Queens West Festival, and the Living Things Festival. She is a mother to four.
Erin holds an MFA from UBC in performance and writing. She currently works as Co-Executive Director of Inspired Word Café, a community literary-arts nonprofit organization. Her research and artistic work focus on community art practice, humour, motherhood, and identity.