Marcia Walker


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During my time at Saari, I will be working on short fiction. At the beginning of the residency, I will focus on a short story with the working title “The Wedding.” It follows the change in the relationship between three old friends after one of them is diagnosed with terminal cancer and decides to finally marry his long-standing girlfriend. During the second half of the residency, I will work on “Good People,” a story that examines a girl’s infatuation with her art teacher. The story explores desire, morality, and the role of the artist.


Marcia Walker writes fiction, nonfiction, and plays. An MFA graduate from the University of Guelph, her writing has appeared in Electric Literature’s Recommended Reads, The Chicago Review, The New Quarterly, Fiddlehead, The New York Times, PRISM international, Room, EVENT, The Globe and Mail, CBC radio, and elsewhere. She has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, PRISM’s fiction and non-fiction prize, and the Writers’ Union of Canada short prose competition. Currently she lives in Montreal.