About Trevor

Trevor Corkum's novel The Electric Boy is set to debut with Doubleday Canada. An award-winning writer, educator, scholar, and editor, he has facilitated workshops and lectured across Canada and around the world. His fiction, essays, journalism and reviews appear regularly in periodicals such as the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail and his work has been recognized with nominations for the Journey Prize, a National Magazine Award for Fiction, a Western Magazine Award for Personal Journalism, the CBC Short Story Prize, and the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. Trevor was the 2017 Writer-in-Residence at Lester B. Pearson United World College and a 2017 Writer-in-Residence on the Canada C3 expedition. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and an MA in Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Toronto. A current PhD student in Adult Education at the University of Toronto, his research uses narrative and storytelling to explore notions of home, belonging, and identity in a globalized world. He divides his time between Toronto and the south shore of Prince Edward Island.

Trevor is represented by Dean Cooke at CookeMcDermid Agency.

 

One Life Writing

Through One Life Writing, Trevor leads personalized writing workshops, retreats, and classes across Canada and around the globe. A respected educator, he frequently collaborates with other practitioners to facilitate events that deepen our full experience of being alive, and which honour the unique histories and perspectives that inform our lives. Learn more about the values that guide One Life.

 

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awards & recognition

Awarded an Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grant for the forthcoming manuscript This is an Act of Love (2018)

Commissioned by the Banff Centre of the Arts as one of ten artists to produce an original fable for its limited edition Fables
for the 21st Century
anthology, forthcoming with the Banff Centre Press (2017)

Selected as one of 15 Canadian writers to serve as writer-in-residence for the Canada C3 sea expedition, a Canada 150 legacy project (2017)

Selected as the Lester B. Pearson United World College inaugural alumni-in-residence (2017)

Emily and Me longlisted for the CBC Short Story Award (2017)

Dar a Luz won Honourable Mention for Fiction at the National Magazine Awards (2016)

Thursday night karaoke nominated by Little Fiction for the Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize (2016), a Pushcart Prize (2016), and a Sundress Best of the Net Award (2015)

1974 longlisted for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Award (2015)

27,000 Breaths nominated by Big Truths for a Pushcart Prize (2016) and a Sundress Best of the Net Award (2016). It was longlisted for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Award (2015)

Eileen received Third Place in the Short Grain Fiction Contest (2015)

Articles of Faith nominated for a National Magazine Award, Personal Journalism (2016). It was also a finalist for the PRISM international Creative Non-Fiction Award (2015) and The Malahat Review Open Season Awards, Creative Non-Fiction (2014)

Day of the Dead won an Honourable Mention in the Prairie Fire Fiction Contest (2015)

Esperanza named A Joyland Most Read Story (2014) and nominated by Joyland for the Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize (2015)

Efren’s Place adapted for stage reading by Guys in Disguise/Workshop West Theatre (Edmonton) (2014)

Coconut Dreams longlisted for the CBC Short Story Award (2014)

In Memoriam nominated by Little Fiction for a Pushcart Prize (2014) and the Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize (2014)

The Moon in Scorpio won a Manitoba Magazine Awards (“Maggies”) for Best Editorial Feature/Creative Non-Fiction Piece (2014). It was also a finalist for a Western Magazine Awards, Human Experience (2014), was nominated by Prairie Fire for a National Magazine Award, Personal Journalism (2014), won the Prairie Fire Creative Non-Fiction Award (2013) and was a finalist for the Constance Rooke Non-Fiction Award (2012)

5’9, 135, 6c, br bl nominated by Plenitude for the Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize (2013) was a finalist, for the Matrix Litpop Fiction Contest (2011), and was adapted for stage reading by Workshop West Theatre (Edmonton) for Exposure Festival of the Arts (2010)

You Were Loved appeared in Journey Prize Stories 24 (2012), and was nominated by The Malahat Review for a National Magazine Award for Fiction (2012) and a Western Magazine Award for Fiction (2012) 

Sushi for the Homeless nominated by Grain for the Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize (2012)

Notes Toward a Film About My Childhood won Second Prize in the Prairie Fire Fiction Contest (2009)

Letters to Andersonville won Honourable Mention in the Event Non-Fiction Contest (2008)
 

GRANTS

Ontario Arts Council, Recommender Grant (2018)
Banff Centre, Barbara and Walter McCormick Artist Award (2017)
Ontario Arts Council, Writers’ Reserve (2017)
Canada Council for the Arts, Professional Writers Grant (2016)
Ontario Arts Council, Writers’ Work in Progress (2016)
SSHRC, Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2015)
Ontario Arts Council, Writers’ Reserve (2015)
Canada Council for the Arts, Professional Writers Grant (2012)

 

OTHER

Guest Co-Editor, Malahat Review (2018)
Writer-in-Residence, Canada C3 Expedition (2017)
Writer-in-Residence, Lester B. Pearson College (2017)
Guest Editor, Plenitude – Issue 4 (2014)