A big, hearty, eco-friendly welcome to Transatlantic, Alice Irene Whittaker! Congratulations on being long-listed for the 2021 CBC Nonfiction Prize! And on your featured talks this week at the World Circular Economy Forum! 

Alice Irene is a writer and environmental communications leader, who has dedicated the past decade to strategic communications and storytelling in non-profit organizations focused on gender equality and the environment. She conceived of, and led Mother Nature Partnership, a charity focused on reusable, environmentally sustainable menstrual supplies for marginalized women and girls in Cameroon and Canada. For this work, she was recognized with a Bill and Melinda Gates Innovation Award.

Her writing–short stories (shortlisted and longlisted for CBC Literary Awards), poetry, essays, and op eds-–has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Permaculture Magazine, and other publications. In 2020, was awarded a fellowship to the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. She is currently writing Care, Share, Repair, about sustainability in households, and Homing, a memoir about leaving the city to put down roots in a cabin in the woods. During the work day, Alice Irene is the director of communications at a think tank centred on environmentally-conscious economics. After hours, she spends her time walking in the woods with a wolf-like dog named Bear, playing with her family by the creek, and writing in the barn. Welcome, Alice Irene!

Alice Irene is represented by Marilyn Biderman.