Evan J

Living in Winnipeg, Treaty 1 Territory, Evan J (he/they) is the author of Ripping down half the trees, the programming coordinator for the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, the manager of the Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council's DOI2T tech literacy program in Northern Ontario, the fiction editor for Cloud Lake Literary journal in Thunder Bay, a writing teacher with Vallum's Poetry for Our Future! program, a hunting guide, and an ultra-marathon runner. In 2024, Evan wrote half of a novel while at the Vermont Studio Centre, ran 484 km across Manitoba in 7 days, received a Canada Council grant, and will attend the Banff Centre for the Arts' Early Careers Residency. Evan cares about syntax, trans rights, and protecting wetlands.