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Marion Mutala


  • Marion Mutala has a master's degree in education administration and taught for 30 years. With a mad passion for the arts she loves to write, sing, folkdance, play guitar, travel, read and play badminton and pickleball. Marion's teaching and life experiences help her develop unique stories and songs, and her poetry has appeared in print as well. "Baba's Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Christmas" is a national best selling, award winning book (Anna Pidruchney Award -2010) and is her first book. Her second book"Baba's Babushka:A Magical Ukrainian Easter" was nominated for a Saskatchewan Book Award in the Publishing in Education Category. (2013) The third book in her trilogy is called "Baba's Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Wedding " and won the High Plains Book Award for Best Children's Book(2014).Her fourth book is called "Grateful." (2014) 100 copies of her handmade chapbook released in November 2015 called, " The Time for Peace is Now " by Happy Leopard Chapbooks was sold out on its release with all proceeds going to Nashi. This chapbook can be printed as a fundraiser for your favorite charity. Her debut poetry book, " Ukrainian Daughter's Dance" will be launched on October 13, in 2016 by Inanna Publications. She also has three more books upcoming in 2016/2017. "More Babas Please!", "The Mechanic's Wife"(Silver winner in Destiny Whispers Contest) and "Kohkum's Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian/Metis Tale." She is available to do readings of her poetry, her books, the creative writing process or as a motivational speaker or to sing. She started a group called,"The Sassy Sisters" with her sister and they entertain by singing old time music at many nursing homes or senior places. Their goal is to play at all the nursing homes and community events in Saskatoon.


  • Fiction » Children's Literature—Picture Books, Children's—Middle Years, Inspirational
  • Music-Related » Lyrics—Country, Lyrics—Folk
  • Non-Fiction » Biography, Memoir
  • Poetry » Children's, General, Inspirational

Professional Services

  • Genre Writing » Biography, Children’s Writing, Creative Non-Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Historical Projects, Literary/Creative Fiction, Memoir, Poetry
  • Lecturing/Public Speaking » Conferences
  • Teaching/Instruction » Professional Development Workshops


  • Grateful. yournickelsworth, 2014
  • Baba's Babushka:A Magical Ukrainian Wedding. Publisheryournickelsworth, 2013
  • Baba's Babushka:A Magical Ukrainian Easter. Publisheryournickelsworth, 2012
  • Baba's Babushka:A Magical Ukrainian Christmas. yournickelsworth, 2010

Audience Age Groups

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