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Jane Simpson


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Jane Simpson is a professional author and co-owner and operator of Go and Write!, offering writing retreats with her partner in business and in life, author Dr. Gerard Collins. She is the founding Executive and Artistic director of AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex, where she worked from 2016 to 2023, and now lives in southern New Brunswick, where she writes fiction and poetry.

Jane has won awards for her writing, including first prizes for the WFNB's annual short fiction and poetry contests, and she has been awarded a creation grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Her short story, "The Smoke Shed," is published in Grain Magazine's spring 2021 issue, and another of her short stories, "The Bedclothes Baby," is published in Riddle Fence issue #38 and has been translated by Sonya Malaborza for inclusion in a French language anthology of Canadian short stories.

Jane’s current project is a novel set on White Head Island, New Brunswick, where she spent much of her childhood.

Awards: Winner, Short Fiction, 2011 WFNB Literary Competition; Winner Poetry, 2013 WFNB Literary Competition; shortlist Arc Poetry Magazine Poem of the Year and Reader’s Choice Award; recipient of the inaugural WFNB full mentorship with Allan Cooper.
"The Smoke Shed," Grain Magazine spring 2021
"The Bedclothes Baby," Riddle Fence issue #38
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