Denise St. Pierre (B.A., 2013)
 

Denise St. Pierre (B.A., 2013)

Denise received her B.A. from Bishop’s University in Honours English, concentrating on Film, Cultural, and Media Studies and minoring in Creative Writing and Journalism, and received the Glen Wickens Prize in Film Studies and the Hon. G. Howard Ferguson Cup for her contributions to the life of the university. She served as a departmental representative, volunteered for and presented at QUEUC, wrote for the New Plays festival, and was the editor of the Bishop’s literary journal, The Mitre, in her final year of studies — an experience that inadvertently led her to her current life working in publishing in New York City. “Bishop’s, among so many things, afforded me the invaluable opportunity to helm The Mitre, which let me hone my editorial eye and develop a passion for writing beyond my own. It lit the publishing fire beneath me. Not to mention, had I not been toiling away in the computer lab to make my deadline, I might have missed an innocuous email about an internship program that could place me in a position in the New York City publishing industry. My time in the English Department and the support of my spectacular peers and professors gave me the confidence to run headlong into an internship at a literary agency, which I was able to turn into a professional position. I would never have believed myself capable (or worthy!) of working with books and writers all day had Bishop’s not stimulated my mind, my passion, and my pen.”

Denise St. Pierre (B.A., 2013)