About Kim

Kim McCullough is an author and teacher living in Calgary, Alberta.

March Post Mid-April

I really did write a post while in London! However, it doesn’t really reflect my feelings on the place, so I suppose I’ll just post some pictures. Lately, I want to write about so many things going on that I can’t narrow them down. Today I wrote 500 words about my […]

Another Year…

With only a few hours to go in the month, I need to post a blog to keep my Twelve in ’17 – one post per month – promise to myself. I’ve written two pieces for the blog this month, and have posted neither. One seemed too silly and simple, […]

For What it’s Worth

I wanted to start this piece by saying “What CanLit doesn’t need right now is…” but I’m not sure how to finish that sentence. Another voice? Maybe. Or maybe it does. Perpetuation of an argument? I don’t think it is an argument. I am under no illusion that anyone actually […]

Clearwater and the Perseids

  This past year, I have realized just how well a person can get to know the things that are important to a writer from what they write. I’ve discussed these deep connections and obsessions with many authors, including Peter Oliva, Lawrence Hill, Alissa York. In a way, people seeing […]

Sage Hill and Full Circle

  Four days later, and I still can’t put into words what going to Sage Hill this year meant to me. Conferences and retreats and residencies have always been a little bit magical for me, for the most part because of the people I meet. I have done enough of […]

The River

Funny how quickly you realize a house isn’t what makes a home. I don’t miss my old house. (I do still miss the floor – probably always will.) What I do miss already, though, are my old running routes. Before I even moved into the area, I drove over and […]

Now You Know 1

Well, that’s that. The answer I’ve been looking for – what it means to be Gomeshied. I understand the legalities of the thing. I understand innocent until proven etc. etc. That’s not what this is about. Gomeshied means status quo. Gomeshied means sit down and be quiet. It means someone […]