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.
Adventures in Bubbles and Brine (Formac, 2019)
Gathering In (Ed. Pat Thomas, WindyWood, 2020): essay
Soundings (Ed. Pat Thomas, WindyWood, 2017): short story
Salt Lines (Ed. Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Backalong Books, 2012): essay
After the Mountain: The A.M. Klein Reboot Project (Ed. Jason Camlot, Synapse Press, 2011): poem
A Maritime Christmas (Ed. Clary Croft, Nimbus, 2008): short story
Sounds New (Ed. Peter van Toorn, The Muses’ Company, 1993): poetry
Selected magazines and newspapers:
The Walrus, Saltscapes, Halifax Magazine, Halifax Examiner, East Coast Living, American Craft, Atlantic Books Today, The Globe and Mail, Montreal Gazette, The Chronicle Herald.
Selected radio documentaries: https://soundcloud.com/philipmoscovitch
Dog-eared and cracked podcast: https://dogearedandcracked.ca/ or https://www.buzzsprout.com/1172765
National Magazine Award Finalist (Best Short feature), 2017 for Small-Town Smackdown: Why professional wrestling still has a chokehold on the East Coast, published in The Walrus.