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Carissa Halton

Photo: Rebecca Lippiatt 2018
As a storyteller with particular interest in profiles and creative non-fiction, my writing about urban culture, politics and design has appeared in many publications including: Today’s Parent, Alberta Venture, Eighteen Bridges and Azure. I am a contributor to the anthologies In This Together and Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose, and have moonlighted as a CBC Edmonton AM summer travel columnist.
While living in a notorious neighbourhood in Edmonton, I was often asked, "Why would you live there?" In answer, I wrote my debut book, Little Yellow House: Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood.  Through the stories of my family and neighbours, I explore justice and injustice in city life.
When not writing, I have worked broadly as an inner-city non-profit managing director, a political advisor to government ministers, a facilitator and communications consultant.  


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Little Yellow House: Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood. University of Alberta Press, 2018


National Magazine Award: Society for Eighteen Bridges, 2016
Alberta Magazine Award: Alberta Story for Eighteen Bridges, 2016
Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize Shortlist (winner annouced June 2019) for Little Yellow House: Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood, 2019
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