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Emily is originally from Hamilton, Ontario but has lived in Aberdeen, Scotland for ten years. She completed a Master of Letters in Creative Writing at the University of Aberdeen in 2012 and went on to complete her PhD in 2016.


She has published flash and short fiction and creative non-fiction, and her writing has been featured in publications in Scotland, Canada, Australia, and the United States. 


Emily is currently the Writer in Residence at Roxburghe House, a palliative care hospital in Aberdeen. She facilitates both private and commissioned creative writing workshops in the city and was awarded a 2017/18 and 2018/19 Creative Funding Award from Aberdeen City Council.

She is also a Creative Writing lecturer at Aberdeen College.