Prose Manuscript Coaching
with Jennifer Clement
Erin Soros writes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and theory. At UTV, she will be participating in the novel consultation with Jennifer Clement to get feedback on a complete manuscript set in a logging camp in the 1930s in British Columbia, which builds on oral and archival history. Soros was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University and a visiting writer at Cambridge. She researches psychosis and the psychiatric and police response to it. Her poetry received The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, inclusion in Best Canadian Poetry, silver at the National Magazine Awards and was a finalist for the CBC Literary Award. Her lyric essay “Cord” received Gold at the National Magazine Awards for “One of a Kind Storytelling” and her narrative essay “Please Don’t Do This To Me” received the Writers’ Union Award for Short Prose. Her fiction received the CBC Literary Award and the Commonwealth Award for the Short Story. Find her online @ErinsoroS (formerly known as twitter) or @ErinSoros (instagram). Born and now living again in Vancouver, Canada, Soros teaches cultural studies and ethics at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, dresses in shades of periwinkle, sky blue and sea foam, and keeps fit by lifting weights at a small Eastside gym where she also drags tires back and forth across the parking lot of the Poor Italian restaurant.