Kathleen Brown’s latest adventure is completing a Creative Writing PhD at the University of Calgary, though her heart is dreaming of literary mischief at the Island Art Hospital on Toronto Islands. Besides writing poetry, prose and plays, she assists the 85 Project, and was the Editor of Dandelion magazine for 2009 to 2011, producing The Mapping Issue (with Oana Avasilichioaei), performance/MACHINE (with Michael Nardone – forthcoming), and Poets Galore! (entirely guest edited by Jake Kennedy and Kevin McPherson Eckoff – forth-forthcoming!). Read all about it/steal an issue here! Kathleen is the Writer in Residence at Ce3C (Creative Environment for Emerging Electronic Culture) in the Alberta College of Art and Design.
Kathleen is the recipient of the 2009 Lina Chartrand Award from CV2 for her poem “Nunavut”. She has performed in the Avant Garden Reading Series in Toronto, and was a participant in the inaugural Literary In(ter)ventions residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in February 2011.
Kathleen’s short fiction and poetry has been published in The Capilano Review, CV2, Joyland, Dandelion, Misunderstandings Magazine (the final episode!), QWERTY, The Fiddlehead and GULCH: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose (Tightrope Books). Work is forthcoming in West Coast Line. Her short fiction received an Honorable Mention in Room Magazine 2010 Short Fiction Contest. Her plays “our mouths are filters” and “Screefing the Rogue Wilds” were workshopped through the NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival in 2007 and 2008. Her play “breathe electric” was produced by Cat In The Box Theatre at the Factory Studio in 2004.
Kathleen is a founder and Co-Artistic Director of The Vagabond Trust. She curated the Toronto Vagabond reading series with Darrah Teitel, Blair Trewartha and Georgia Webber. Kathleen has an MA from the University of New Brunswick in Creative Writing and English Literature. She collaborates with the Patagrads, with Erin Robinsong, and with Greg Debicki of Woulg.
You can read some of her work here.