Fiona Campbell is a freelance writer, journalist, essayist, photographer, poet, editor and activist.
Over the past 14 years she’s been published in an eclectic range of national magazines and websites, and has worked with several environmental, social justice and agricultural NGOs and not-for-profits. She is also production editor for the Ecological Farmers of Ontario, and enjoys teaching creative nonfiction (CNF) workshops and mentoring new writers.
She is also an emerging spoken word poet, a past member of the Peterborough Poetry Collective and slam team, and has performed on various stages across Ontario, including at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Saskatoon, SK.
She has a MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of King’s College, a BAA in journalism from Ryerson University, and a BA in international development from the University of Guelph.
Fiona is currently working on a collection of lyrical essays and poetry called “Digging Deep: On Food, Farming and a Life in Contradiction” about her move back to a farm (dream meets reality), the role of small farms in today’s world of industrialized agriculture, and what happens to our bodies, communities and humanity when we become disconnected from the land and our food. To help finish this work, she was recently awarded a Writers’ Works in Progress grant from the Ontario Arts Council.
She currently lives in Madoc, Ont., with her two kids, two cats, one dog, and too many books.