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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, flower garden, 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 is "Baba's Babushka:A Magical Ukrainian Easter" and was nominated for a Saskatchewan Book Award in the Publishing in Education Category. (2013) Her 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)Her poetry book Ukrainian Daughter's Dance will be coming out in 2016 by Inanna Publications. She also has a chapbook coming out in November 2015 called The Time for Peace is Now: Now is the Time for Peace by Happy Leopard Chapbooks. She is available to do readings of her poetry, her books or her work or sing. She started a group called,"The Sassy Sisters" with her sister and they entertain by singing old time music many elderly in 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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