Shayne Morrow, MFA 1988

How did your time in the Creative Writing Program influence your work?

My biggest influence was Bob Harlow, who, early on, encouraged me to focus on non-fiction. (I didn’t for a long time).

What’s your latest published/performed work?

The Bulldog and the Helix – DNA and the pursuit of justice in a frontier town

Is there anything else about your writing career you’d like to share?

I call it my “accidental” journalism career. I landed in the newsroom of the Alberni Valley Times in 1996 and found out what I should have been doing in the first place. Didn’t try to move up because I knew the newspaper business was going to hit some hard times.