PATTI EDGAR is a writer and educator driven by curiosity and a desire to make the difficult easier to understand. A former journalist for CBC and the Winnipeg Free Press, she now teaches aspiring young reporters in Calgary through Mount Royal University and a program she helped launch with the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society. An essay on her struggles to learn a second language was recently published in the anthology Waiting (University of Alberta Press). Ms. Edgar holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.