2024 Constance Rooke CNF Prize Contest Judge: Gloria Blizzard

Gloria BlizzardGloria Blizzard, a Black Canadian woman of multiple heritages, is an award-winning writer and poet. Her work has received The Malahat Review's Open Season Creative Nonfiction Award, has been nominated for the Queen Mary Wasafiri Life Writing prize, and the Pushcart prize. Additional essays, poetry, reviews and poetry have been published in World Literature Today, Wasafiri International Contemporary Writing, The Humber Literary Review, Musicworks,,, and other publications. Her work was also listed amongst top music writing in 2022 by Invisible Press. Gloria holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction from the University of King’s College. Her book of essays Black Cake, Turtle Soup, and Other Dilemmas is published by Dundurn Press.