Advice for Taxidermists and Amateur Beekeepers

By Erin Vance

Advice for Taxidermists and Amateur Beekeepers
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The sudden death of Margot Morris and her two young daughters in a house fire sends shock-waves through a small rural community. The Morris' are a close-knit family, long associated with the mysterious arts of taxidermy and bee-keeping. Margot's three surviving siblings, Teddy, ... Read more


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The sudden death of Margot Morris and her two young daughters in a house fire sends shock-waves through a small rural community. The Morris' are a close-knit family, long associated with the mysterious arts of taxidermy and bee-keeping. Margot's three surviving siblings, Teddy, Agatha and Sylvia are left to wonder if Margot's death was an accident or murder, while the town is enveloped by speculation about this eccentric family whose close bonds are now being tested by tragedy.

Erin Vance

Erin Vance is an alumna of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry. She holds an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Calgary and studies Irish Folklore and Ethnology at University College Dublin. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks, most recently The Sorceress Who Left too Soon: Poems After Remedios Varo from Coven Editions. Erin was a recipient of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Young Artist Prize in 2017, nominated by Aritha van Herk, and was a finalist for the 2018 Alberta Magazine Showcase Awards for fiction for her short story, All the Pretty Bones, which appeared in filling station magazine. Her writing has appeared in Contemporary Verse 2, EVENT Magazine, Augur Magazine, Canthius, and more. She lives with her partner and many books in Calgary, Alberta.

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