Slice Me Some Truth: An Anthology of Canadian Creative Non-fiction

Slice Me Some Truth: An Anthology of Canadian Creative Non-fiction

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Luanne Armstrong and Zoë Landale have put together a thorough survey of the growing body of Canadian creative non-fiction, covering the areas of memoir, personal essay, cultural journalism, lyric essay and nature or place essays. These works are only a sampling of the diversity of Canadian writing, but together they create the best possible beginning for the exploration of this intriguing genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781894987608
Publisher: Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Luanne Armstrong's creative non-fiction has been published in a number of journals including Tessera, Geist and Event. She teaches creative non-fiction and Teaching Creative Writing in the UBC Optional Residency Creative Writing MFA program. Zoë Landale teaches creative writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Her work has won significant awards in three genres, including a National Magazine Gold for memoir and first place in the 2003 CBC Literary Competition for poetry.

Table of Contents


  • Journeywoman: One Carpenter's Story by Kate Braid
  • The Moment of Knowing by Charles Montgomery
  • Obstacle Course by Zoë Landale
  • Post-Op: A Hipster's Guide to Surviving Surgery by Melody Hessing
  • Ice and Fire, Mud and Water by Matt Hughes
  • Cucarachas by Madeline Sonik
  • Tracks by Lorri Neilsen Glenn
  • You and What Army by Ayelet Tsabari
  • Singapore 1995 by Timothy J. Anderson
  • Tits by Shelley A. Leedahl
  • Play by Fiona Tinwei Lam
  • Out With the Old by J. Jill Robinson
  • We Keep the Party Going by M.A.C. Farrant
  • Healer by Evelyn Lau
  • Natty Man by Jane Silcott
  • Fishing with John (excerpt) by Edith Iglauer

Personal Essay

  • Dark Water by Lorna Crozier
  • Boredom by sharon Butala
  • On the Ausable by Mark Kingwell
  • The Man Who Stole Christmas by Stephen Osborne
  • On Dormancy by Molly Peacock

Cultural Journalism

  • The Centre of the World by Myrna Kostash
  • On Trying to Wear Al's Shirts by Steven Heighton
  • Chimney Coulee Psalm by Joan Skogan
  • Getting Somewhere by Wayne Grady


  • Something to be Desired by Patrick Friesen
  • Bridging Troubled Waters by Marjorie Doyle
  • Found Money by Susan Glickman

Lyric Essay

  • A Rake's Progress by Susan Olding

Nature and Place

  • An Island Just in Time by Silver Donald Cameron
  • The Sudden Falling of the Light by Luanne Armstrong
  • Pilgrimage to the Past by Deanna Kawatski
  • A Recipe for Perry by Harold Rhenisch

Cross Genre

  • Tracks by Genni Gunn
  • La Pincoya by Sarah Murphy
  • The Joy of the Ancient Marriers by Andreas Schoeder

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