Orion’s Rigel

Depiction of Orion as warrior

by Daniel Poirier “Hey Jess, there’s your star.” I was pointing southwardly up the night sky. “Which one is it again, Al?” “Follow my finger, Jess.” I extended my arm next to his left cheek. “See the three small stars banded together? Well, Rigel — your star — is the bright one just below those.” “Oh yeah, I […]

A Short Moment of Peace

Sugar bush scene

by Annie Hébert It is early spring; my husband and I are at the bush camp, or what we French Canadians fondly refer to as la cabane à sucre, or “sugar shack.” Today is one of those glorious late March spring days where the mercury will likely climb to 9 or 10° degrees Celsius. The snow is melting […]

French River Story Mill: Flash Fiction Writing Workshop

Quill and inkwell

In Winter 2012, I am offering the French River Story Mill creative writing course via the French River Cultural Industries Council. By the end of this workshop, students will have produced a flash fiction short story. This introductory course culminates in the publication of the short stories both online and in the local newspaper, The Vision. Every Monday evening […]

FPQ Complete Collection 1 and Memories of a Carnivore

FPQ Complete Collection 1 (2011)

Following the release of the stand-alone e-book and the mini-collection Found Press Quarterly 2 last spring, Memories of a Carnivore: Adventures in Eating Ethically is now also available as part of FPQ Complete Collection 1: 2011, an amazing sixteen-story collection! This e-book download includes short stories by Caroline Adderson, Meghan Rose Allen, Jack Bootle, Cynthia Flood, Andrew Forbes, […]


Childhood Home(s)town

A home.

Nervousness and excitement and curiosity and a lust for adventure. Those are the emotions I remember feeling. And I remember why. I was going to have a baby sister, so we were moving from our apartment on Barrydowne Road and we were going to live in a house with ghosts. Murder-suicide. White siding. The small round kitchen table […]

Five Things Literary in Sudbury: Open Book Ontario

Open Book Ontario logo

Very cool! I was recently asked to write a little blurb about five things literary in Sudbury for Open Book Ontario! If you want to discover Sudbury’s literary side, here are a few good places to start. Terra north/nord Sudbury’s poet laureate, Roger Nash, launched a literary eZine in 2010. Terra north/nord publishes poems, short fiction, book reviews, […]

FPQ2 and Memories of a Carnivore

FPQ 2 — Spring 2011

Besides being a stand-alone single, my new e-book, Memories of a Carnivore: Adventures in Eating Ethically, is also available as part of FPQ2: Spring 2011, a great four-piece collection! With short stories by Don McLellan, Meghan Rose Allen, Jack Bootle, and yours truly, Julie Dupuis, this e-book download is a steal at only $5.99. is the second of […]

Memories of a Carnivore: A Vegetarian in Korea

Memories of a Carnivore: Adventures in Eating Ethically, by Julie Dupuis.

While I was in Korea, I wrote most of a book. I had to sit on it, go back to it, let it go through its process (which took a lot longer than most of the writing did). At the time, I didn’t know it was a book. I suspected it might be, but I never dreamed that […]

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