The Author

Hi, I’m April, a Montréal-based writer and educator, and the Quebec Regional Representative for The Writers’ Union of Canada, Thank you for visiting my website!

My fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in print and online journals in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Germany, Spain, and Scotland. I’m the recipient of a Pushcart Prize for my short story “Project Fumarase,” and I’ve held fully funded residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Ucross Foundation. My books include The Poor Children: Stories (SFWP, 2015 – out of print), Death Is a Side-Effect: Poems (Frog Hollow Press, 2019), and Carousel, my debut novel forthcoming this May 14 from Inanna Publications.

April Ford - author, etc | Photo by Bernardo Fernandez, 2019

For more than 15 years, I’ve helped at-risk youth, university students, community groups, professionals, and non-traditional learners explore their passions and aptitudes for language and creative expression. As an educator, I’m interested in how we can use the built-in skills and potential we might not realize we have to tell original stories and communicate unique experiences. I enjoy working with writers at all stages and from all walks of life, whether you’re seasoned and seeking new challenges, brand-new to the page, or convinced the boldness you once had within yourself no longer lives – I will show you that it does!