Stuart Ross is a writer, editor, writing teacher, publisher, and small press activist. He published his first poetry chapbook on the photocopier in his dad’s office in 1979 and never looked back. Stuart was the recipient of the 2019 Harbourfront Festival Prize for his contributions to Canadian literature, as well as the 2010 ReLit Prize for Short Fiction, the 2012 Mona Elaine Adilman Award for Jewish Fiction, the 2016 Kitty Lewis Hazel Millar Dennis Tourbin Poetry Prize, and the 2017 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry.
His 20 books of fiction, poetry, and essays include Motel of the Opposable Thumbs; A Sparrow Came Down Resplendent; Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew; Buying Cigarettes for the Dog; and Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer. His latest book is 70 Kippers, a collection of poems written in collaboration with Ottawa poet Michael Dennis.
Stuart has taught writing workshops across the country and was the 2010 writer in residence at Queen’s University. He is thrilled to be the winter 2021 writer in residence at the University of Ottawa.
His poetry has been translated into French, Nynorsk, Slovene, Russian, Spanish, and Estonian. Stuart, who lives in Cobourg, Ontario, is currently working on eleven different book manuscripts.
Stuart will be happy to read your work and provide feedback on up to 10 pages of single-spaced poetry or up to 12 pages of double-spaced prose. Please send your portfolio as a Word document to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stuart will then set up an appointment to meet with you. Multiple sessions are possible.
Stuart also plans to organize monthly online reading salons where you can share your work and talk about the writing life. If you'd like to be notified of these and other Writer-in-Residence events, email email@example.com.