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Fiction Publications 

(2017) The Rusty Toque – Issue 12 – “You Should Go Over There”

(2016) Maisonneuve – “All the girls love Jesus” Fall 2016 Issue*

(2014) Dragnet Magazine “Best of” Anthology – Volume 1

(2014) Existere, Volume 33, Issue 1 –“I’m in your closet.”

(2013) Descant Magazine – Issue 158 – Short Fiction , “Hunger.”

(2012) The Danforth Review – Short Fiction, “Nina thought she did her best.”

(2012) Dragnet Magazine – Issue 5 – Short Fiction, “Third Base”

(2012) Little Fiction– Issue 10 – Short Fiction, “Calm, Ghosts.”

*One of Maisonneuve’s 2016 Journey Prize Nominees

Awards

(2016) My short story “Encore! Encore! Encore!” was shortlisted for Prism International’s Short Fiction Prize.

(2016) My short story “You Should Go Over There” was longlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize.

(2014) My short story “Oh Gross!” was shortlisted for Room Magazine’s annual fiction contest

 

(2013) My short story “Cause=Time” was a finalist in the House of Anansi/Broken Social Scene short fiction contest

(2009/2010) I was twice a finalist for the CBC Canada Writes Short Fiction prize. In 2010, I won the People’s Choice Award

(2010) I received a Graduate Award for Excellence and Jack Zilber Prize for Screenwriting while I attended the UBC MFA Program

Screen & Theatre

Writing

(2016-present) Corner Gas: Animated – Story Coordinator

(2017) Off the Hook – I wrote a progressive, updated panto play inspired by Peter Pan for  Project Limelight, a theatre in East Vancouver’s spring production.

(2016) #Fairytale – I recently completed an original comedic play for Project Limelight, a theatre in East Vancouver’s spring production.

(2015) CLIMB – I wrote a contemporary circus play which debuted at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in September 2015 to critical acclaim.

(2015) East Side Story – I recently completed a rewrite and joke punch-up for Project Limelight, a theatre company in East Vancouver’s spring production.

(2014) Package Deal – I assisted the writing room and wrote jokes for a sitcom on CityTV

(2013-2014) Some Assembly Required – Writer and story coordinator for YTV’s #1 show. I wrote episode #108 – Kick the Can.

(2011-2013) Mr. Young – Story coordinator for a YTV show.

(2011) Wingin’ It – Story Coordinator for a Family Channel show.

(2010) Stuck – Short film. Dir. Cameron Glegg.

Production

(2015) CLIMB – Producer

As the producer for climb, I’ve managed most tangible aspects of the production, from art directing our photo shoot, to writing press releases, budgeting and fundraising. I also hired actors, directed recording sessions, hired and managed a composer, and provided creative guidance and unity. I also did all PR work and conceived and managed social media strategy.

(2011) Everyone Has a Story – Producer

I co-produced a documentary short and multimedia campaign for the ICBC 180 Seconds Contest, in which our project was a finalist. I booked interviews, helped manage our social media presence, and helped creatively guide the project.

(2011) Run Dry – 2nd Assistant Director

I assisted the production of Run Dry, a finalist in the Crazy8s film competition.

(2010) Stuck – Producer

I helped cast and hire key creatives for a short film.

Teaching 

Place des Arts “Creative Writing for Kids” and “Creative Writing for Teens” (Spring 2015)

OpenStudio “Writing for Fine Arts” (Fall 2014)

New Shoots Program – I taught in a Grade 12 Creative Writing Class at Vancouver Technical Secondary (2011)

Editorial

(2016-Present) Baltic Writing Residency – Head Prose Reader

(2013) Editor and Mentor – Provided light editorial feedback and mentorship for a self-published author looking to improve a novel-length manuscript.

(2008-2012) Prism International Literary Magazine – Contest Reader and Occasional Editorial Board Member for the magazine.

Research

(2009-2011) Olympic Games Impact Study “Research Coordinator”

As part of a VANOC funded study, I researched and compiled data for 126 Social, Environmental and Economic Indicators of change, analyzed the data quality and wrote up research reports.

Professional Writing

(2008-Current) I’ve been writing professionally for the web since 2008. Projects for private clients include: how to articles, blogs, and content for realtor websites. I also have experience writing press releases and representing my production company, Deathbench Productions, in interviews with publications. For rates and samples, feel free to contact me at: meredith DOT hambrock AT gmail DOT com.

Education and Professional Development

Sage Hill Writing Experience. “Inside Out” with Miriam Toews, a Fiction Colloquiam. (2015)

Book Summit Toronto, Conference Attendee (2012)

MFA in Creative Writing, UBC (2009-2011)

SFU Symposium on the Book: Humour, Conference Attendee (2010)

BFA in Creative Writing, UBC (2005-2009)

Humber School for Writers. “Short Fiction” with Joseph Boyden. (2005)

SKILLS

Writing / Editing / Rewriting / Creative Problem Solving / Social Media / Microsoft Office and Iwork Platforms / Adobe Creative Suite / Copywriting / Copyediting / Rewriting / Comedy Writing / Video Production / Photography / Multimedia Production / Project Management / Office Management / Storytelling / Web Content / SEO Copywriting / Making Great Hamburgers

INTERESTS

Travel / Skiing / Hiking / Rock Climbing / Cycling / Reading / Writing / Film / Photography / Cooking / Comedy / Pop Culture / Music  / Camping / Craft Beer / Swimming / Art

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