Julia Zarankin is a writer and lecturer to lifelong learners. She is the author of the memoir Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder, and her writing has appeared in such places as Orion, Threepenny Review, The Walrus, Birdwatching Magazine, Hazlitt, Birding and The Globe and Mail. A recent finalist for the CBC Short Story prize (2020), Julia lives in Toronto and is trying desperately to get a better handle on shorebirds. 

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