Tamara Jong (she/her) is a writer and cartoonist of Chinese and Scottish ancestry whose work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies across the country. A graduate of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio, Tamara has participated in various literary contests where her non-fiction and creative non-fiction was longlisted (The 2019 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest Longlist at The New Quarterly) or was a finalist (2021 Open Season Awards at The Malahat Review, 2020 Creative Nonfiction Contest at The Fiddlehead, 2nd place at 2020 Read at the Fringe Writing Contest with Eden Mills Writers Festival, carte blanche Great Canadian Longreads Best of 2019). Tamara is a former member of Room Magazine’s collective, and a 2021 graduate of the Sequential Arts Workshop comic certificate program. Her work has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Room Magazine, Body & Soul; Stories for Skeptics and Seekers, and The Nasiona. Born in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), Tamara now lives and works on Treaty 3 territory, the occupied and ancestral lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabewaki, Attiwonderonk, and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (Guelph, ON).
At the February 25, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Tamara will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: friday-feb-25
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.