Audrey Whitson’s latest book, The Death of Annie the Water Witcher by Lightning, has received wide critical acclaim. Whitson’s collection of coming-of-age stories, The Glorious Mysteries, was longlisted for the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award; as well, “Snow” from this collection was shortlisted for the 2014 Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Fiction. Her first book, Teaching Places, a memoir about how the land teaches, was shortlisted for three awards in 2004. Her poetry and essays have been published in many magazines and anthologies and have won awards. Audrey is currently at work on a play about sexual violence. She lives in Edmonton.

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From the Blog

Audrey's musings

20 June

Midsummer 2019: Fire and Flower

Fire is the marker of summer. Fire and flower. All over Europe, people still light bonfires on the eve of Summer Solstice or the eve of St. John the Baptist’s feast: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Ukraine, Croatia, Austria, Spain, Portugal and even here in Canada, in Quebec. St. John, Jean Baptiste, Jonsmessa (Jons mass), […]

19 March

Spring Equinox 2019: Mud, Water and Light

Every creation story I know starts with water and mud, spring no different. Slippery footing, sudden ponds, dirt in snow banks, grit in the street and a warm wind. The night freezes and the day thaws. For a couple of months it’s a see-saw, wild ride, back and forth, up and down the thermometer. It’s […]

20 December

The Breath of Winter: Solstice Eve 2018

Many years ago now, around this time of year, I came down with a bad case of bronchitis. My lungs were not the same afterwards. I was diagnosed with asthma. About 10 years ago, I started having more and more reactions to the medications. In 2009 I went for acupuncture. More than a year into […]