Laurie Elmquist writes fiction and narrative nonfiction and has published her work in Grain, Prairie Fire and several anthologies, including the recently published Country Roads: Memoirs from Rural Canada.  She has recently published her work on Amazon.com in the form of ebooks. She teaches composition and creative writing at Camosun College in Victoria.




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Burning the Fields. (narrative nonfiction) Country Roads: Memoirs from Rural Canada Ed. Pam Chamberlain. Nimbus Publishing, 2010.


A Small Ceremony. (narrative nonfiction) My Wedding Dress: True-Life Tales of Lace,

Laughter, Tears and Tulle. Ed. Susan Whelehan and Anne Laurel Carter. Vintage

Canada, Random House, 2007.


Lifeline. (narrative nonfiction) HerStory: What I Learned in My Bathtub and More True Stories on  Life, Love and Other Inconveniences.  Ed. Indi Zeleny. Media Publications, 2005.


My Island Home. (narrative nonfiction) Wrestling with the Angel. Ed. Caterina Edwards and Kay Stewart.  Red Deer Press, 2000.


Three Women Smoking. (poetry) Mocambo Nights. Ed. Patrick Lane. Ekstasis Editions. 2001.



Pike Bay Lodge (novel) Three. The Random House of Canada Student Award in Writing Volume VII (2009).

When You Comin' Home? (narrative nonfiction) Shortlisted for Event's Creative Non-Fiction Contest #19 (2006).


Now You’re Seven. (fiction) Monday Magazine Fiction Contest, July 2005.

Literary Journals

The Parts Yard. (fiction) Prairie Fire. Winter 2004-5. Nominated for the Western Magazine Awards 2006.


AnnieGrain. (poetry) Spring 2000.