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A "lusciously morbid writer." 

-The People's Poetry Festival


Erin Emily Ann Vance is the author of Advice for Taxidermists and Amateur Beekeepers (Stonehouse, 2019). She holds a Masters Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Calgary and is pursuing a Masters Degree in Irish Folklore and Ethnology at University College Dublin. Vance attended the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry summer course at Queen's University Belfast in July 2018, and was a fellow of Summer Literary Seminars in Nairobi in December 2018. She attended the Writers Guild of Alberta Banff Centre Residency in February 2019 and worked with author Kimmy Beach as part of the 2019 WGA Mentorship Program. Vance was a recipient of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Young Artist Prize in 2017 (nominated by Aritha van Herk) and a finalist for the 2018 Alberta Magazine Awards for her short story “All the Pretty Bones.” Vance is the co-host of the podcast Femmes Macabres.

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Press & Interviews


 HTA Grad Releases Debut Novel, Okotoks Today (January 2020)

Q&A with The Napping Bibliophile, Patreon Exclusive (January 2020)

Local Writer Recently Released Debut Novel, High River Times (November 2019)

Q&A with Train Journal, January 2019

Q&A with The Wombwell Rainbow, November 2018