Photo credit:  Emily Carlaw

Photo credit: Emily Carlaw

Ellie Sawatzky is an award-winning Canadian poet and fiction writer, originally from Northwestern Ontario, and currently based in Vancouver.

She was a finalist for the 2019 Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers and the winner of the 2017 Young Buck Poetry Prize. Her poetry and prose have appeared across North America in literary journals and anthologies such as Best Canadian Poetry, Room, The Dalhousie Review, The Puritan, Prairie Fire, Little Fiction, Arc Poetry Magazine, FreeFall, SAD Mag, untethered, The Matador Review, EVENT, 30 Under 30, and Best New Poets 2014.

Ellie holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing program. She writes a blog of writing prompts and inspiration called IMPROMPTU (@impromptuprompts on Instagram), and her first chapbook, Rhinocerotic, was published by Frog Hollow Press in March 2018.