About Robin Pacific

I’m a single malt scotch drinking Anglican socialist – and a card carrying feminist with a long track record. I’m currently working on 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).

I’m writing a book tentatively called Skater Grrl: An Archeology of the Self.

Some 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 fifty "artist's boxes" . Each box will contain the essays individually rolled up into scrolls.

Photograph by Steve Horan