Barb is currently working as the Calgary writing mentor for The Shoe Project - a writing and performance workshop for immigrant and refugee women. The next performance will be on January 21, 2018 at Studio Bell as part of One Yellow Rabbit's High Performance Rodeo. see The Shoe Project
"In the Matter of My Law Degree" - a personal essay involving forestry, a dumpster and lawyer jokes - appears in the June 2017 issue of BioStories Magazine. Available for a free read here: see Law Essay
"The Unicycle in My Garage"- a personal essay involving one wheel, one woman and a concussion - was shortlisted for the 2017 Carte Blanche and Creative Nonfiction Collective contest.
"Bigfoot Therapy" - a short work of fiction involving Bigfoot and a mountain bike - will be appearing in Broken Pencil later in 2017.
RECENT Stories IN ANTHOLOGIES
"MVP" - a short story for young adults, shortlisted for the 2015 CAA (Vancouver branch) short story contest - appears in National Voices 2016 (ISBN #978-0-9939091-1-5)
"Saturday Afternoon at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, 1977" - a short story for adults - appears in The 2016 Long Lunch / Quick Reads Anthology (ISBN #978-1-988712-00-0). This story is also part of the Print(Ed) Word project, led by Loft 112 and Alberta Printmakers, that matches an Alberta printmaker with a story by an Alberta writer to produce limited edition artist books.
EmbedDed on the Home Front: WHERE MILITARY AND CIVILIAN LIVES CONVERGE
Co-edited by Barb Howard and Joan Dixon, this anthology of essays by 14 Canadian writers explores life on Canada’s military home front. It was the winner of a 2013 CBC Bookie Award and was chosen as a 2013/14 BC Book for BC Schools.