How long have you been a member of NOWW?
I have only been a member since January 2018 and it has been an amazing experience! I have participated in many of the activities that NOWW offers. It feels wonderful to be connected to a group of people that are passionate about writing and reading. I became a member of the NOWW Board of Directors in September 2018 as a member at large.
What do you normally write?
I feel most comfortable writing creative non-fiction, particularly memoir, although I have been trying my hand at fiction lately, as I am taking a Creative Writing Prose class at Athabasca University.
Do you have a favourite book or favourite author?
I probably have too many to list. A few of my favourites include “Welcome to My Country” by Lauren Slater, “A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry, “Dept. of Speculation” by Jenny Offill, and I always love me a bit of “Bridget Jones’s Diary” by Helen Fielding.
Let’s get to know you a bit better. Tell us a bit about yourself and how you found your way to writing:
I started writing poetry when I was 17 as a way to express myself. I’ve been writing ever since, slowly migrating towards creative non-fiction, specifically memoir style pieces.
Tell us a bit about what interests you now:
I really enjoy writing creative non-fiction and I am also working on a piece involving significant research, which I am finding very interesting. I really enjoy school and feel I will be a student for life when it comes to writing, and working on a piece that requires research is right up my alley.
Will we see you at any upcoming NOWW events?
Most recently I did a reading at the Mary J L Black Library. The topic of the evening was “Hibernation”.
Where can we learn more about you and your writing?
I can be found on twitter @AutoAtwood and on Instagram at autumneatwood
And to end things off, tell us something surprising about yourself!
I have always wanted to be a ballet dancer and have taken lessons as an adult.