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Marie Powell

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I'm the author of the award-winning 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 short stories and poetry appear in such literary magazines as subTerrain, Room, and Transition. 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.

My experience includes being Virtual Writer-in-Residence for the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild (SWG) and mentor for SWG and TWUC. I've edited the chapbook of newcomer stories, "Opening Doors Through Stories" (SWG and Regina Open Door Society), for the past two years. As well, I have been editor for the literary magazines Spring and Windscript, and I've led writing workshops across the region for the past 10 years. I’ve also worked as a programmer for preschool and school-aged programs. My experience includes teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL), journalism, and theatre. 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
Writing projects
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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
Virtual and in-person readings, workshops & book launches across Western Canada, in such venues as the Surrey International Writing Conference; When Words Collide; Saskatchewan Writers' Guild; Vertigo; Regina Public Library; and regional libraries in Assiniboia, North Battleford, Broadview, Avonlea, and Windthorst. Upcoming appearance are listed at:
Moonbeam Bronze Medal, YA Fiction eBooks; Honourable Mention, Purple Dragonfly YA Fantasy and Science Fiction eBooks; Red Ribbon Award, Wishing Shelf; First Place Children's Writing, Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, SWG Short Manuscript Awards; 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)

720 Bathurst St., Suite 412, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Phone: 1-416-515-1559

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