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Jade Wallace

Jade Wallace

Photo: Mark Laliberte

Jade Wallace’s poetry, fiction, and essays have been published internationally, including in This Magazine, Canadian Literature, and Hermine. Their writing has received support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the City of Windsor. It has won the Muriel’s Journey Poetry Prize, Coastal Shelf‘s ‘Funny & Poignant’ Poetry Contest, and the Anita and Alistair MacLeod Prize, has been a finalist for the Wergle Flomp Humour Poetry Contest and the Writers of the Future Contest, and has been nominated for The Journey Prize.

Wallace is the author and co-author of several chapbooks, most recently A Trip to the ZZOO (Collusion Books), which was short-listed for the 2021 bpNichol Chapbook Award. A Trip to the ZZOO was written by MA|DE, a collaborative writing entity Wallace founded with Mark Laliberte in 2018.

Wallace's debut solo full-length poetry collection, Love Is A Place But You Cannot Live There, is forthcoming from Guernica Editions in 2023. They currently serve as the Reviews Editor for CAROUSEL and an organizing member of Draft Reading Series.

Email:
j-a-wallace@hotmail.com
City:
Windsor
Province:
Ontario
Genre:
Poetry, fiction
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Yes
Presentation Description

"Writing is a lonely job," Isaac Asimov once said. "No one else is or can be involved in the matter." But he was wrong and MA|DE co-founders Jade Wallace and Mark Laliberte want to show you just how wrong he was. Join us for a workshop that offers historic and contemporary examples of two or more writers working together, as well as a toolbox of various approaches and processes for writing collaboratively. Whether you're new to collaborative writing, or a seasoned co-creator, this workshop will make you think more deeply about the possibilities of the field.  

This workshop was debuted at VerseFest Ottawa 2021.

Presentation Length:
90-120 minutes
Genre:
Collaborative Poetry
Grades:
Any
Audience Size:
Any
Presenation:
Negotiable
Workshop Description:

MA|DE co-founders Jade Wallace and Mark Laliberte offer an introduction to collaborative writing that can be tailored so it is accessible for any age range or skill level. Includes a presentation on examples of collaborative writing from across history, as well as exercises that allow students to practice collaborative writing of their own.

Workshop Length:
90-120 minutes
Workshop Intended Audience:
Any
Workshop Audience Size:
Any
Workshop Fee:
Negotiable
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
School Presentation Description:

MA|DE co-founders Jade Wallace and Mark Laliberte offer an introduction to collaborative writing that can be tailored so it is accessible for any age range or skill level. Includes a presentation on examples of collaborative writing from across history, as well as exercises that allow students to practice collaborative writing of their own.

School Presentation Length:
90-120 minutes
School Intended Audience:
Any
School Audience Size:
Any
School Presentation Fee:
Negotiable
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes

Equity Initiative

As part of the Union’s Equity Implementation Plan, we are committed to increasing awareness of authors who are Black, Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQI2S, or living with a disability. This author identifies as:

  • LGBTQI2S
  • Living with a disability