• Winner of the CBC/QWF Quebec Short Story Competition, 2003.
  • Now appearing in Short Stuff: New English Writing from Québec,
    Véhicule Press, Montréal, QC, Spring 2005.

    The launch of Short Stuff will be held on Saturday, April 2, at 5:30 pm., in the Jeanne-Mance room of Hyatt Regency Hotel (1255 Jeanne-Mance, in the Complexe Desjardins). This event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be on sale onsite at the Blue Met bookstore.

    For more information about the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival visit

    An excerpt from "Precipice" - J. R. Carpenter
    "She lies on her stomach on her bed in her sleep in her dream on the edge of a field that juts out into a nothingness. Everyone knows about the over-hang. There is an absence of soil beneath the sod, a fine line between her and falling to a rock-sharp and salt-watery grave."

  • For more information on the uebec Short Story Competition:
    visit the Quebec Writers' Federation website: QWF
  • First Broadcast:
    May 22, 2004 - Saturday afternoon at 5:05
    tune into artTALKS with host Katherine Gombay.
    CBC RadioOne - 88.5 in Québec
    or by streaming audio:

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