Reframing Through Fiction: A Conversation with Katie Zdybel (Episode 33)

Fiction writing can be a really powerful reframing tool — writer Katie Zdybel joins us to talk about this idea and reframe our own writing lives in the process. Plus: finding the right headspace for writing, living in the Yukon, seeing beauty in the landscape (and sometimes not!), and using fiction to build better relationships with the sadnesses that are a part of life.

Katie Zdybel’s recently released first book, Equipoise, was shortlisted for the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction and received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Stories within the collection won the Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Award and The New Quarterly’s Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award, as well as having received publisher nominations for the Writers’ Trust Journey Prize and two National Magazine Awards. Her writing has also appeared in EXILE Quarterly, The New Quarterly, The Malahat Review, The Antogonish Review, and more.

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