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Marie Powell-Mendenhall

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I'm the author of the YA fantasy series Last of the Gifted, Spirit Sight (Book 1) and Water Sight (Book 2), as well as more than 40 children's books and young adult novels with such publishers as Scholastic Education, Amicus, Lerner/ Lightning Bolt, Crabtree, and others.
My award-winning short stories and poetry appear in such literary magazines as subTerrain, Room, and Transition. In addition to running a professional writing business for more than 20 years, I edit manuscripts, teach at the University of Regina and Sask Polytech, and lead writing workshops across the region.
My degrees include a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, along with a Master of Arts, a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communications, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
I’ve also worked as a programmer for preschool and school-aged programs. My training includes teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL), family literacy, journalism, and activity-based programming. As well, I enjoy exploring new technologies, and I work with a variety of tools from traditional print formats to social media.
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Authoring educational books and series
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School Visits
Elementary and high school readings and workshops for various schools including Regina and area, Lajord, Avonlea, Broadview, Sedley, Moose Jaw, Assiniboia; online webinar-based workshops through Credenda College; full list of schools, workshop list, and references available on request
Last of the Gifted: Spirit Sight & Water Sight (2020)
Word Families I, II, and III (six-book series, Amicus Publishing)
Punctuation Station (six-book series, Amicus Publishing)
Vowels (six-book series, Amicus Publishing)
Unsolved (Crabtree)
Asking Questions about Video Games (Cherry Hill)
Meet a Baby Ostrich (Lerner/Lightning Bolt)
Traditional Stories of the Plains Nations; Traditional Stories of the Arctic and Subarctic (Core Libraries)
Nations of the Arctic and Subarctic (Child's World)
Travel with the Great Explorers: Ferdinand Magellan; Jacques Cartier (Crabtree)
Dragonflies Are Amazing (Scholastic Education)
Articles published and broadcast in more than 70 regional, national, and international markets
Short fiction and poetry published in such literary magazines as subTerrain, Room, Transition (please see website or contact me for more details)
Performances and Exhibitions
Readings, workshops & book launches across Saskatchewan and Alberta, including When Words Collide, Calgary; Saskatchewan Writers' Guild workshops; Book Bytes, Words in the Park, & Vertigo, Regina; Regina Public Library; Assiniboia, North Battleford, Broadview, and Windthorst libraries. Upcoming: https://mariepowell.ca/my-services/workshops-and-readings/
Saskatchewan Writers Guild Short Manuscript Awards, First Place Children's Writing, Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry; Lush Triumphant fiction contest; Room Magazine Fiction contest; Glimmer Train Honourable Mention; full list of awards and publications on request
Other Memberships
The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC)
Canadian Freelancers Guild (CFG)
Editors' Canada
Saskatchewan Writers Guild (SWG)

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