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About Robin Pacific

I’m a single malt scotch drinking Anglican socialist – and a card carrying feminist with a long track record. I recently completed my fifth post-secondary degree, an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Kings College University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (A couple of friends are threatening to stage an intervention if I get any more degrees).

 

My essay collection,  Skater Girl: An Archeology of the Self, has been accepted for publication in 2024 by Guernica Editions.

 

Some essays are memoir pieces, some reflections. Some are sad; some funny; all are honest and intensely personal. The order is random—the book is a pastiche, an assemblage, with essays refracting and reflecting one another.

 

I’ve been making visual art in a wide range of media for 25 years. I plan to make an installation in a gallery to accompany the launch of my book. I will print each essay on a long strip of paper, dip them in beeswax, and hang them from the ceiling. Visitors can walk in and out and read the book in random order.

I also plan to create a limited edition of twenty to fifty "artist's boxes". Each box will contain the essays individually rolled up into scrolls.

Photograph by Steve Horan