My passion: that word at that exact spot.
How a line break can trigger an aha moment.
How a comma can drastically shift thinking.
My story begins in Belgrade.
Involves summers on the Adriatic coast, getting lost in the old streets of Omiš.
Turns into walks in Montreal’s ruelles vertes. Visits to New England’s lush landscapes and back.
In 2007, I completed a B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy from McGill University.
I eventually submitted a portfolio of poems to Concordia University and was accepted into their renowned M.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing.
In 2017, I was admitted to the Writer’s Residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and spent the month of May in the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by wildlife and artists.
There, I exchanged, ate, and read with stunning writers, including Karen Solie.
I was shortlisted and long-listed for a variety of literary awards, like the CBC Poetry Prize. And my work has appeared in numerous literary magazines, globally.
My book was published by Mansfield Press in 2017.
For the last 12 years, I’ve worked in communications and branding, starting at one of the largest IT companies in the world.
From then, I held various day jobs in content curation, including one at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.
I dipped a foot in entrepreneurship once, but it wasn’t the right time. Or so goes the story I tell myself.
I currently work as a storyteller, and love it.
It all starts there: with the story, the human.
Photography credit: l’orangerie photographie
In 2021, in order to marry my love of branding with my love of storytelling, I completed a Marketing Strategy Certificate at Cornell University and found my calling:
You’ll often find me in art spaces, soaking up on Ocean Vuong.
Or in hipster-run cafés, reading books on marketing.
Otherwise, I’ll be travelling.
From wandering the old town of Cadaqués, meeting new souls in Casablanca, or enjoying black risotto on the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia.
Besides writing, music drives my survival.
I’ll be immersed in Yo Yo Ma one day, and blasting Johnny Cash the next.