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Sandy Bonny


  • Sandy Marie Bonny is a Saskatoon-based writer, visual artist, and earth scientist.

    Her short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals and received a CBC Literary Award in 2002.

    She was recently featured alongside Marina Harris and Clare Tacon in 'Coming Attractions 11', an OBERON press anthology which features three stories from each of three up-and-coming Canadian writers..."writers who are talented and topical and brainy and who reassure me verily about the firecracker future of the short story - Mark Anthony Jarman (editor)."

    Her debut short story collection, 'The Sometimes Lake', was published by Thistledown Press in 2012, and shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award.

    Award-winning author Chad Pelley describes The Sometimes Lake as "... a fine balance of profound humanity interacting with the wonders of the world."

    Sandy's current works-in-progress include a new collection of short fiction, a novel-in-progress that has received grant support from the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Canada Council for the Arts, and a non-fiction, inquiry based exploration of Saskatchewan resident's narrative understandings of our peopled planet: 'A Listening Earth', forthcoming from Trueheart Press (Oxford) in 2015.


  • Fiction » Literary
  • Non-Fiction » General Non-Fiction

Professional Services

  • Editing » Developmental/Project Editing


  • The Sometimes Lake. Thistledown Press (upcoming), 2012
  • Coming Attractions 11 (Mark Anthony Jarman, Editor). OBERON PRESS, 2011
  • The Shape of Content; An Anthology of Creative Writing in Mathematics and Science (M. Chandler, M. Senechal, J. Zwicky, Eds.). AK Peters Press, 2008


  » Literary Journal
  • Grain
  • Prairiefire
  • Spring
  • The Danforth Review
  • Transition
  » Newspaper, Magazine, & Trade Journal
  • enRoute Magazine

Broadcast Works

  • Between the Covers/Richardson's Roundup, CBC Radio One, 2002
    • Abridged radio transcript of award-winning short story, 'mandala', by Sandy Marie Bonny

Workshops Offered

  • Science as Story
    • Group Size:
      • 5-15
      This half-day (3 hour) workshop invites participants to examine the role of science in shaping their narrative understandings - drawing from published works, we will explore the potentially rich source of inspiration, metaphor, and structure science offers the writing craft.

Audience Age Groups

    • Adults
    • Secondary School (10-12)
    • Middle School (6-9)
    • Elementary School (K-5)
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