Publications and Presentations

Creative Work

“Dual Income, No Kids.” Short Edition Short Story Dispenser, Calgary Central Library, 2019.

“Executive First Class.” Propeller Magazine, November 2018, http://www.propellermag.com/Nov2018/Nicol111418.html

“How to Tell If You Have the Face of My Ex.” antilang, vol. 1, 2018, https://antilang.ca/vol1.

“10 Arguments For and Against Having Sex Now That We’re Living Together.” McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, 2 Aug. 2016,
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/10-arguments-for-and-against-having-sex-now-that-we-live-together.

“Our Childhood Pets are Dying.” filling Station Magazine, vol. 58, 2014.

Book Reviews

“Review of Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook After Fifty.” ARIEL, vol. 48, no. 3-4, 2017, pp. 255-256.

Conference Papers and Presentations

June 2018, Toronto, Ontario
Panel Organizer: “Resist, Fight, Re-Write: A Student Reading and Storytelling Event”
Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP)

May 2018, Regina, Saskatchewan
Fictocritical Paper: “The Story of a New Name: The Desperate Search for Autofiction in Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE), Congress 2018

March 2018, Calgary, Alberta
Panel Organizer and Presenter: “A Tribute to the University of Calgary Special (Re)Collections.”
Show and Tell event at the University of Calgary Archives and Special Collections.

June 2017, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Panel Organizer: “’Do Your Research’: Creative Writing and Research Ethics.”
Paper: “Applying for Research Ethics as a Creative Writing Student.”
Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP) Annual Conference

April 2017, Calgary, Alberta
Roundtable Talk: “Discussing the Creative Writing PhD.”
The Insurgent Architects’ House (TIA House) Event

February 2017, Calgary, Alberta
Fictocritical Paper: “Actions and Words: Writing Communities and Creative Writing Graduate Students.”
The Insurgent Architect’s House (TIA House) Annual “Paper Hearts” Conference

June 2016, Toronto, Ontario
Panel Co-Organizer: “Unpacking the Writing Degree: A Debate on the Purpose and Structure of the Creative Writing PhD.”
Paper: “Read Like a Teacher: Fictocriticism as a Pedagogical Reading Strategy.”
Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP) Annual Conference/Canadian Writers’ Summit

May 2016, Calgary, Alberta
Paper: “Material Vs. Digital: An Introduction to the Bob Gibson Collection of Speculative Fiction.”
Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC); Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture (CASBC), Congress 2016

May 2016, Calgary, Alberta
Interactive Presentation: “Creative Writing Practices in the Critical Theory Classroom.”
University of Calgary Annual Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching

May 2015, Ottawa, Ontario
Paper: “Digital Humanities and The Bob Gibson Collection of Speculative Fiction: A Fictocritical Approach.”
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE), Congress 2015

February 2015, Montreal, Quebec
Fictocritical Paper: “In a Kitchen Just Like Yours: Crayola, Concerned Children’s Advertisers, and Ficto-critiquing the Audience.”
Annual Graduate Colloquium, Concordia University

April 2014, Toronto, Ontario
Paper: “Freed by the Fish: the Power of the Mundane in Carol Shields’s ‘The Orange Fish’ and Other Stories.”
Canadian Place, Space, and the Politics of Identity Conference, York University

March 2014, Calgary, Alberta
Paper: “Drowning In the Lake of the Woods: Fictocriticism and Trauma in Tim O’Brien’s Novel.”
Free-Exchange Graduate Conference, University of Calgary

Creative Readings

December 2018, Calgary, Alberta.
Flywheel Reading Series.

April 2018, Calgary, Alberta.
Launch for inaugural issue of antilang magazine.

June 2017, Fredericton, New Brunswick.
CCWWP conference Creative Reading Night #1.

March 2017, Calgary, Alberta.
Book Launch for Throwing the Diamond Hitch by Emily Ursuliak.

March 2017, Calgary, Alberta.
Free-Exchange Conference Creative Night.

February 2017, Calgary, Alberta.
TIAhouse Conference.

June 2016, Toronto, Ontario.
Canadian Writers’ Summit.

March 2015, Calgary, Alberta.
Flywheel Reading Series.

February 2015, Montreal, Quebec.
Oddities, Means, and Ends with George Elliott Clarke.

March 2014, Calgary, Alberta.
filling Station Magazine Launch, Issue #58.

June 2013, Calgary, Alberta.
Flywheel Reading Series.

March 2013, Calgary, Alberta.
Free-Exchange Conference Creative Night.