- Writing, illustrating and photography has always played an important role in Miriam Körners live, but it wasn't until she immigrated to Canada in 2003, that she found a way to combine her love for art with her second passion: the love for wilderness. The lure of the north, visiting wild and beautiful places, adventures and misadventure have become the centre of her artistic career. Whether venturing into the wild by canoe, dog team or donkey, Miriam always brings back an array of fascinating stories and stunning photography. Miriam lives in Northern Saskatchewan with her husband and 14 sled dogs.
Travel features have been published in magazines, nationally and internationally. Slide shows about her adventures have entertained hundreds of people and children's stories about life with sled dogs have been told in classrooms across the province.
Miriam loves to share her passion for writing, illustrating and photography and has taught many classes to adults and children. She has worked as an artist with the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society (SCES), the Northern Sport, Culture and Recreation District (NSCRD), the Saskatchewan Arts Board and community schools across the province.
- Fiction » Children's Literature—Picture Books, Children's Writing—Young Adult
- Non-Fiction » Travel
- Storytelling » Storytelling
- Genre Writing » Children’s Writing, Creative Non-Fiction, Historical Projects
- Journalism » Feature Writing, Interviews, Photojournalism, General Interest/Consumer Magazines, Trade/Special Interest Magazines
- Teaching/Instruction » Professional Development Workshops, Writer-in-Residence
- Yellow Dog. Red Deer Press, 2016
- When the Trees Crackle with Cold. YNWP, 2016
- Li'l Shadd: A Story of Ujima. YNWP, 2015
| » Newspaper, Magazine, & Trade Journal|
- Mushing Magazine
- Prairies North
- Up Here
- Adventure Travel Slide Shows - Adults and young adults
- Group Size:Slide Shows offer an evening of great entertainment for schools and communities. High quality photography is combined by intriguing storytelling and reading of excerpts of my travel journal. The following slide shows are available:
1000 miles across the Arctic, Part 1: Into the Barrens by Dog Team
1000 miles across the Arctic, Part 2: Across the Barrens by Canoe
Hudson Bay Quest - Racing with Nunavut’s finest Inuit Dog Team Drivers
Northern Desert - Canoeing into the Athabasca Sand Dunes
- Books for Kids - Age Six to Twelve
- Group Size:Even the most reluctant readers and writers are intrigued by the idea to write their own book. This workshop focuses on the basic elements of story writing and illustrating. Younger children will develop a story together and each participant will illustrate a paragraph, while older children will be encouraged to write and illustrate their own story as part of an anthology. Expected time frame: 6- 8 sessions a 2 hrs.
- Storytelling and Illustrating - Age Five to Fifteen
- Group Size:This is the shortened version of Books for Kids. In this workshop we will develop a collaborative story together. Children then will create a cover for the collaborative story. Expected time frame: 1-2 hours for younger children, 3-4 hours for older children.
Audience Age Groups
- Secondary School (10-12)
- Middle School (6-9)
- Elementary School (K-5)