Until Erin Aspenlieder turned 18 she lived in the country. Since then, she has moved to Hamilton where she is part of Graduate English Creative Writing Group. She is also working on a PhD in English at McMaster. Her story "A Momentous Occasion" took second place in this year’s Arts Hamilton Creative Keyboards contest. As well, her story "Reverberations – A Sound" won third prize in the Creative Keyboards contest.