Dr. Michelle Porter wins Cox & Palmer Award

Post-doctoral fellow Dr. Michelle Porter recently received the 2021 Cox & Palmer SPARKS Creative Writing Award and was also included in this year’s BMO Winterset Award long-list for her 2020 book Approaching Fire, about her great-grandfather the Métis fiddler Bob Goulet. Congratulations Michelle!! This award and nomination add to Dr. Porter’s growing list of writing accomplishments and recognitions, including the 2020 Miramichi Reader Most Promising Author Award, the 2019 Lawrence Jackson Writers’ Award for her novel, Crooked River, which explores Métis identity, the experiences of urban Métis, and differing life experiences and commonalities across generations. She was included on the 2019 CBC Nonfiction Prize longlist for her essay, Fireweed, and for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2016 and 2017 and was winner of the Government of NL 2019 Arts and Letter Award for non-fictional prose and the 2017 Arts and Letters Award for poetry. 

Watch Dr. Porter receive her award here:

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