In Vancouver on October 11th I was very excited to launch my new book, “The Swirl In My Burl: Essays”. Around twenty people gathered at the beautiful Massy Arts Centre on East Pender St. for a reading and snacks. The book explores five themes: Growing Up, Mental Health, Parenting, Politics and Nature. I read three of the personal essays to a warm response from those gathered. Next stop: Toronto on October 25th, 7 pm at Another Story Bookshop at 315 Roncesvalles.
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Miriam Edelson is a neurodivergent social activist, settler, writer and mother living in Toronto, Canada. Her literary non-fiction, personal essays and commentaries have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, various literary journals including Dreamers Magazine, Collective Unrest, Writing Disorder, Palabras, Wilderness House Literary Review and on CBC Radio. She was a finalist in the Pen 2 Paper nonfiction contest, the Women on Writing contest, the Fiction Literary Review and Writers Digest contest. Her first book, “My Journey with Jake: A Memoir of Parenting and Disability” was published in April 2000. “Battle Cries: Justice for Kids with Special Needs” appeared in late 2005. She completed a doctorate in 2016 at University of Toronto focused upon Mental Health in the Workplace. “The Swirl in my Burl”, her collection of essays, is forthcoming in April 2022. View more posts