Writer takes up residence at Mackie House

Kathleen Brown is the Mackie Lake House’s next writer in residence. - photo submitted
Kathleen Brown is the Mackie Lake House’s next writer in residence.
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A Calgary writer is about to be surrounded by the peace, solitude and historical artifacts of the Mackie Lake House.

Organized through Okanagan College, Kalamalka Press and the Mackie Lake House Foundation, Kathleen Brown is the next writer in residence to stay and work at the historic home in Coldstream.

She will be at the Mackie house from today until March 20, with a public reception to be announced.

Brown is a prose writer, poet and theatre artist based in Calgary. Her short fiction and poetry has been published in filling station, Carousel, Prairie Fire, West Coast Line, CV2, dandelion, The Fiddlehead, QWERTY, The GULCH Anthology (Tightrope Books), The Capilano Review, and Poetry is Dead.

Recent academic writing is in the final issue of Open Letter.

She holds a master’s in English literature and creative writing from the University of New Brunswick.

Last spring, Brown was nominated for the Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Fiction for her short story, Marhawks In Winter. As part of her interdisciplinary art explorations of the in(ter)ventions between art and writing she has been working with sound and performance.

Her current multi-genre and multi-media performances include an exploratory writing performance with Erin Robinsong, David Ip and Sean Frey, Osculations on a Theory of Islands, which has had showings recently in Toronto and San Diego.

She is also working on a visual art installation, Memory Tunnel, with visual artist and music producer Greg Debicki (Woulg).

Brown was one of the final editors of Dandelion Magazine. Her work with Dandelion can be seen at www.the37series.ca. She curates a reading series in Toronto, The Vagabond Trust, with Darrah Teitel and Jason Maghanoy.



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