How it all started
Like many things, YEG StoryHood is the product of frustration. After returning from a few trips abroad, I couldn’t help but feel my city lacked the myths, legends, and lore that is so palpable in Europe. Around the same time, I came across an article by Thomas Wharton about his students not wanting to write about Edmonton because it lacks the allure of cities like Paris and New York. While all of this is true, Edmonton is much younger than Paris and we have an opportunity to contribute to our own growing identity by mapping stories to the neighbourhood spots that inspired them.
Whether you’re a storyteller of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, or something else entirely, this site is meant to collect all of your scraps, utterances, and small broken bits that will end up becoming the foundation for how we speak of our city.
What we say about Edmonton is just as important as what we do here. So say something interesting.
Who are we?
We’re a small team of two at the moment, but we’ll grow if the need arises.
Jeremy is a Canadian writer with a degree in Communications in Professional Writing from MacEwan University. His stories have been published in FreeFall Magazine, Burning Water Magazine, on thousands of coffee cups, and in Dactyl, an Edinburgh-based magazine.
Sarah Robins is a Canadian writer and editor with a degree in French Language and Literature from the University of Alberta. She is currently working on earning the last credential needed to be a Certified Professional Editor (CPE) under the Editors’ Association of Canada.