Marcia Walker’s writing has appeared in Electric Literature’s Recommended Reads, The New Quarterly, Fiddlehead, The New York Times, PRISM international, Room, EVENT, The Globe and Mail, CBC radio, and elsewhere. Her work has been shortlisted for The Commonwealth Short Story Prize, PRISM’s fiction and non-fiction prize, and the Writers’ Union of Canada short prose competition.
A graduate of the University of Guelph’s MFA program in creative writing, she has been awarded fellowships and residencies from Yaddo, The Vermont Centre, SLS Georgia, and The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. She has received grants from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canadian Council for the Arts.
Born in Shakespeare, Ontario, she has worked as a professional actor, a junior ranger, a bookseller, an intervenor, a yoga instructor, and a lawyer. Currently she lives in Montreal and teaches creative writing online through the University of Toronto’s Continuing Education.