The Artisanal Writer

Exploring the Craft and Practice of Writing

Erin Steel

Erin Steel recently completed her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia where she received a Faculty of Arts Graduate Award and the Iser Steiman Memorial Scholarship in Translation. Her short fiction has been published in subTerrain, and it received an honourable mention in their Lush Triumphant contest. Prior to her MFA, she worked as a high school French, English, and Social Studies teacher in both BC and Alberta. Erin lives and writes in Calgary, on the traditional territories of the Treaty 7 Nations of the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Tsuut’ina, the lyarhe Nakoda Nations, and the Otipemisiwak Métis Government of the Métis Nation with Alberta District 6.