Sarah McComb, delves into the art of creative non-fiction and some difficult subjects that come up when writing about the truth, with host Lisa Tucker.
Sarah is a writer from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and has a short story included in “150 Years Up North And More,” an anthology of non-fiction short stories about life in Northern Ontario. The anthology is told through through various perspectives – from both Indigenous storytellers and those who immigrated to Northern Ontario. Sarah’s contribution to the anthology is ‘firmly rooted in Sault Ste. Marie.’ Her grandfather, along with a business partner, started up the New Toronto Hotel in the city’s west end in the 1930s. The establishment was located on the corner of James Street and Cathcart, next to where Spadoni’s Furniture sits today.
“150 Years Up North And More” was released in 2017 to commemorate Canada turning 150 years old. Edited by Karen McCauley and Laura Stradiotto, and with cover art by Sarah King Gold, this collection features the following established, emerging and new writers from Northern Ontario:
Julie-Anne Bolduc (Sudbury) Rod Carley (North Bay) Evelyn Clara Diebel (Nairn Centre) Franca Dominelli-Lisi (Sudbury) Susan Eldridge-Vautour (Sudbury) Kim Fahner (Sudbury) Julio Heleno Gomes (Thunder Bay) Liisa Kovala (Sudbury) Margo Little (Manitoulin Island) Caitlin Sylvia McAuliffe (Whitefish) Sarah McComb (Sault Ste. Marie) Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli (Sudbury) William R. Morin (Michipicoten First Nation) Darlene Naponse (Atikameksheng Anishnawbek) Shawna Diane Partridge (Sudbury) Hussein Qarqouz (Sudbury) Lee Weimer (Manitoulin Island) *Indigenous editorial advisor: Waubgeshig Rice