Biography

 

Born and raised in the UK, Cathy Stonehouse has made her home for the past 30 years in East Vancouver, on the unceded, traditional Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. She is the author of a novel (The Causes, Pedlar Press 2019), two collections of poetry (Grace Shiver, Inanna 2011, and The Words I Know, Press Gang 1994), and one collection of short fiction (Something about the Animal, Biblioasis 2011). With Fiona Tinwei Lam and Shannon Cowan, she co-edited the creative nonfiction anthology Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood (McGill-Queens University Press, 2008) and reviews fiction and nonfiction for a variety of literary publications; she also edited the literary magazine EVENT between 2000 & 2004. She has worked as an editor, typesetter, tutor, peer counselor, adult literacy and ESL instructor, and political organizer, and holds a BA (Hons) in English from Oxford University, an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and a Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy from Langara College. Currently, she is a regularized faculty member of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s creative writing and interdisciplinary expressive arts programs, and freelances as an editor/manuscript consultant and workshop facilitator. She loves to draw and is rather fond of badgers.