Carleigh Baker is a Métis/mixed-blood writer. In 2012, she won subTerrain Magazine’s Lush Triumphant award for short fiction. Her story War Of Attrition was published in Joyland Magazine, and has been submitted for consideration for the 2014 Journey prize. Baker’s poetry has appeared in the Incongruous Quarterly and Ricepaper’s Asian/Aboriginal issue.
A graduate of the University of Victoria theatre program and The Writer’s Studio at SFU, she’s currently working on a collection of short stories. Also in the works is a collection of poems about her hard-drinking, war-veteran Métis grandmother. This spring, Baker will be workshopping a new one-act play, Out Of The Plastic. The play is based of the true story of her sister’s battle with mental illness.