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Patricia Robertson

Patricia Robertson Title: Instructor
Office: 2A32
Building: Ashdown
Email: pa.robertson@uwinnipeg.ca


Born in the UK, Patricia Robertson grew up in British Columbia and received her MA in Creative Writing from Boston University. Her first collection of fiction, City of Orphans, was shortlisted for the BC Book Prizes for Fiction. Her work has appeared in Best Canadian Stories and Best Canadian Essays, and her fiction and essays have been shortlisted for the Journey Prize, the CBC Literary Awards, the Pushcart Prize, and the National Magazine Awards (three times). She is also a poet, professional editor, and longtime creative writing mentor. She has served as writer-in-residence at libraries and universities across Canada, most recently as the 2015-2016 Writer-in-Residence at the Winnipeg Public Library.

Teaching Areas:

Creative Writing


(F) ENGL-1004-002 Intro: Reading Culture

(W) ENGL-1004-003 Intro: Reading Culture

(F) ENGL-2102-002 Intro Creative Writing

(W) ENGL-2102-007 Intro Creative Writing


“Writing the Necessary,” Canadian Notes & Queries 92 (Spring 2015)

The Fire Reapers (Linnaea Press, 2013)

“Against Domesticated Fiction, or The Need for Re-enchantment,” Canadian Notes & Queries 84 (Spring 2012)

The Goldfish Dancer: Stories and Novellas (Biblioasis, 2007)

City of Orphans (Porcupine’s Quill, 1994)

Writing North: An Anthology of Contemporary Yukon Writers, ed. with Erling Friis-Baastad (Beluga Books, 1992)