Erin Emily ann Vance

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"[A] morbidly delicious writer." ~The People's Poetry Festival

A Voice that is "bright and new in a way that isn’t self-conscious."~ Afieya Kipp, Vessel Press


Pushcart-nominated writer Erin Emily Ann Vance holds a BA (honours) as well as a Masters Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Calgary. She completed her Master's Thesis under the supervision of Dr. Suzette Mayr. Erin will be pursuing a Masters Degree in Irish Folklore and Ethnology at University College Dublin in 2019. 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 will be attending the Writers Guild of Alberta Banff Centre Residency in February 2019 and is working with author Kimmy Beach as part of the 2019 WGA Mentorship Program. Vance’s work has appeared in Contemporary Verse 2, Augur, In/Words, The Quilliad, Plentitude, and filling station. Her first chapbook, The Night Will Be Long but Beautiful was published by Lofton8th press in August 2016 and the Blasted Tree Publishing Collective published her leaflet, Wet Specimen + Spoiled Milk in 2018. Erin 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.” Her poems "the drag of the key in the lock," and “Honey Cookery” were nominated for the 2018 Best of the Net Anthology. Her first novel, Advice for Taxidermists and Amateur Beekeepers will be released by Stonehouse Publishing in Fall 2019 and her second chapbook, The Sorceress Who Left Too Soon will be released by Coven Editions in early 2019.

Press & Interviews


The Wombwell Rainbow, November 2018

Train Journal, December 2018 (forthcoming)