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Courtney Bates-Hardy


  • Courtney Bates-Hardy is a poet and the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Book Awards. Her debut collection, House of Mystery, will come out in the Fall of 2016 from Kelp Queen Press, an imprint of ChiZine Publications. She holds a Master's degree in Creative Writing from the University of Regina. Her poems have appeared in a variety of literary magazines, including Room, Carousel, and On Spec. Her chapbook, Sea Foam, was published by JackPine Press in December 2013 and sold out in six months. Her poems have been featured in Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing and longlisted for The Best Canadian Poetry 2015. She lives in Regina with her husband and their cat, Jean Grey.

    She occasionally reviews books at She also works as a freelance proofreader. Please query by email.


  • Poetry » General

Professional Services

  • Business/Corporate/Government Writing » Newsletters
  • Editing » Copyediting, Manuscript Critiquing (Not Editing), Proofreading, Stylistic Editing, Substantive/Structural Editing, Web-based/Online Editing
  • Electronic/Online Media » Web Site Writing, Blogging
  • Journalism » Reviews
  • Media/Public Relations » Media Releases
  • Teaching/Instruction » Professional Development Workshops


  • House of Mystery. Kelp Queen Press/ChiZine Publications, 2016
  • Sea Foam. JackPine Press, 2013

Audience Age Groups

    • Adults
    • Secondary School (10-12)
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