Frances Boyle

Frances Boyle is a writer of fiction and poetry living in Ottawa, Ontario on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people. She was raised on the Canadian prairies, mostly in Regina on Treaty 4 territory, the traditional territory of the Cree and Saulteaux, Assiniboine and Métis. She went to university in Regina, and in Montreal and Toronto before moving to Vancouver for a number of years.

She has been making stories since before I could hold a pen. She's written most of her life, with pauses or minimal output during years of raising a family and working in the legal field. Since being able to devote more time to her craft, her short stories and poems have been published in literary magazines throughout Canada and in the United States, and in anthologies with themes as varied as the films of Alfred Hitchcock, mothers and daughters, form poetry, and sexual assault.

Her most recent book is Openwork and Limestone, her third poetry collection, published by Frontenac House in October 2022. Seeking Shade, her collection of short stories from The Porcupine's Quill was published in August 2020. Her first poetry collection, Light-carved Passages was published by Buschek Books in 2014, and her second, This White Nest, by Quattro Books in 2019. Her novella, Tower, with Fish Gotta Swim Editions came out in June, 2018.

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Ekphrastic Poetry: A Workshop with Kim Fahner and Frances Boyle

November 11, 2023 at 1:00pm

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Kim Fahner & Frances Boyle: In Conversation with Aaron Schneider

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