• Biography

    I am a freelance writer, editor, and audio producer with a passion for tellng stories. 

    My book Adventures in Bubbles and Brine (Formac, 2019) explores Nova Scotia fermentation traditions (everything from craft beer to sauerkraut) and the people reviving and reinventing them. Mollie Katzen, author of The Moosewood Cookbook and The Heart of the Plate, says it is a "beautifully written book - which is at once a travel memoir, a weave of lore, histories, and personal tales, and an inspiring recipe collection." Author and fermentation revivalist Sandor Katz (The Art of Fermentation) calls it "a beautiful window into the culture of fermentation in Nova Scotia! Philip Moscovitch introduces us to old timers carrying on traditions, and to leaders of the province's contemporary fermentation revival."

    I have been publishing non-fiction for more than 25 years. My work has appeared in dozens of publications, including The Walrus, Saltscapes, Reader's Digest, The Globe and Mail, The Gazette (Montreal), Halifax Magazine, East Coast Living, The Halifax Examiner, DAL Magazine, The Coast, Atlantic Books Today, My Halifax Experience, American Craft, Atlantic Co-operator, Canadian Co-operator, Tablet, Best Health, Shambhala Sun, Concordia Magazine, Maroon and White (SMU), Queen’s Alumni Review, York U Magazine, Equinox (remember Equinox?), Farm Credit Canada Express, OpenFile, Optimyz, Canadian Screenwriter, Playback, The Big Frame, Canadian Bar Association National magazine, Les carrières de l’ingénierie, and Les carrières du droit.

    I have contributed essays to the non-fiction books Dogs With Jobs, Saltlines, and  Look Ahead, Get Ahead: Growing Career Opportunities for Technicians and Technologists (this one was a lot more fun than it sounds).

    For five years, I was the editor of Canadian Screenwriter magazine, and I've been a writer and story editor for several documentaries. As an audio producer, my work has aired both regionally and nationally on CBC Radio.

    While my focus is mostly non-fiction, I have also published short fiction and poetry, and for 14 years I wrote the beloved Daisy Dreamer comic for Chickadee magazine. 

    My interests are broad. I've written about everything from professional wrestling to mental health, and from food to art. My short feature Small-town Smackdown,written for The Walrus, was a National Magazine Award finalist.

    I recently graduated from the University of King's College MFA in Creative Non-fiction program, and am working on a book about new understandings of serious mental illness, as well as a longer upper-elementary fantasy graphic novel series.

    In addition to my work in fiction and non-fiction, I am also available to write for organizations in the corporate, government, and non-profit sectors. My clients have included the National Film Board, the Canadian Labour Congress, and numerous independent film producers.

     

     

    Publications
    • Books

      Adventures in Bubbles and Brine (Formac, 2019)

       

    • Magazines

      The Walrus, Saltscapes, Reader's Digest, Globe and Mail, The Gazette, Halifax Magazine, East Coast Living, Halifax Examiner, DAL Magazine, The Coast, Atlantic Books Today, My Halifax Experience, American Craft, Atlantic Co-operator, Tablet, Best Health, Shambhala Sun, Concordia Magazine, Maroon & White, Queen’s Alumni Review, York U Magazine, Equinox, FCC Express, OpenFile, Optimyz, Canadian Screenwriter, Playback, The Big Frame, Canadian Bar Ass'n.

    • Audio

      CBC Radio One: Dozens of documentaries, essays, and interview segments broadcast regionally and nationally on shows including Information Morning, The Sunday Edition, Mainstreet, Maritime Noon, Atlantic Voice and In the Field.

    • Documentary 

      Writer / story editor: Dogs With Jobs, Brother 2 Brother, Lost, Hannah's Story, Ted Nolan: Behind the Bench, Deconstructing Supper, Mary Jane Lamond: A Sharing of Song.

    • Books (contributor)

      Short fiction: A Maritime Christmas (Nimbus) and Soundings (WindyWood Publishing).

      Non-fiction: Dogs with Jobs (Simon and Schuster), Saltlines (Backalong Books), Look Ahead, Get Ahead (EMC Career Editions).

      Poetry: Sounds New (Véhicule Press), After the Mountain: The A.M. Klein Reboot Project (Synapse Press).

    • Comics and Animation

      Chickadee: Daisy Dreamer comic scripts (May 2001-June 2015), plus short fiction for children. Daisy Dreamer is a beloved comic that ran for decades. I wrote some 140 episodes.

      Ultimate Dinos: Time-travel adventure comic (with dinosaurs!) written for Royal Ontario Museum.

      Poko: An episode of the popular animated TV show.

    Awards
    • National Magazine Award Finalist (Best Short feature), 2017.