About Richard Taylor

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Rick has published a collection of short stories, a novel, many feature magazine articles and an Australian travel memoir, House Inside the Waves: Domesticity, Art and the Surfing Life. He has taught over 140 writing workshops in Ottawa, Hong Kong, Australia and Tuscany. Since 1995, when he was Carleton writer-in-residence, he has taught the Fiction Workshop, and recently, the Creative Nonfiction Workshop. His 15th annual Write by the Lake summer writers’ retreat is in Val-des-Monts, Quebec near a waterfall at his beautiful lake house, where he lives with his wife, artist Dale Taylor. Hundreds of Rick’s writers have published their work as a result of taking his workshops. While surfing and swimming open water around the world, he is working on an unusual book about swimming with writers. He has been swimming with the ghosts of Hemingway, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint Exupery, Lord Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley and Virginia Woolf.