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Beth Goobie
Box 7862 Station Main
Saskatoon SK  S7K 4R5

 

Bio

  • Beth Goobie has thrice won the Saskatchewan Children's Literature Award. She also won the 2001 Canadian Library Young Adult Book Award, and has twice been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature. Her many YA novels focus on issues such as bullying, physical and sexual assault, substance abuse, gangs, first love, sexual orientation and the process of learning the balance between rights and responsibilities as a young person comes into her/his own.

    Beth is also the author of Jason 's Why, a children's high-interest, low vocabulary novel that deals with a nine-year-old boy's first week in a group home. In addition, she has authored two books that deal with ritual abuse and trauma-based mind control programming, titled [i]The Only-Good Heart[/i] (fiction) and [i]Scars of Light[/i] (poetry, winner of the 1995 Pat Lowther Award), as well as several articles online.

Genres

  • Fiction » Children's Writing—Young Adult, General
  • Non-Fiction » Journalism
  • Poetry » Children's, General
  • Scriptwriting » Stage

Publications

  • Before Wings (YA fiction).
  • Jason's Why (children's high interest, low vocabulary fiction).
  • Kicked Out (YA high interest, low vocabulary fiction).
  • The Lottery (YA fiction).
  • Mission Impossible (YA fiction).
  • The Only-Good Heart (short fiction).
  • Scars of Light (poetry).
  • Something Girl (YA high interest, low vocabulary fiction).
  • Sticks and Stones (YA igh interest, low vocabulary fiction).
  • I'm Not Convinced (YA fiction).
  • Hit and Run (YA high interest, low vocabulary fiction).
  • Hello Groin (YA fiction).
  • Born Ugly (YA fiction).
  • The Colours of Carol Molev (YA fiction).
  • Could I Have My Body Back Now, Please? (short fiction and poetry).
  • The Dream Where the Losers Go (YA fiction).
  • Fixed (YA fiction).
  • Flux (YA fiction).
  • The Girls Who Dream Me.
  • The Good, The Bad, and the Suicidal (YA fiction).
  • Who Owns Kelly Paddik? (YA high interest, low vocabulary fiction).

Productions of Plays

  • The Face Is the Place (one-act YA play), 0000

Workshops Offered

  • Fiction, Poetry
    • Group Size:
        n/a
      Can focus on exercises that enhance the writing of fiction or poetry, but is not qualified to teach screenwriting

      Time length can vary from 60 minutes to several days. (She has taught the Sage Hill Teen
      Writing Experience workshop)

      Flexible regarding group size - this would depend upon the needs of the group sponsoring the event
  • YA, Adult
    • Group Size:
        n/a
      Will lead a workshop either for young adults or adults

      Time length can vary from 60 minutes to several days. (She has taught the Sage Hill Teen
      Writing Experience workshop)

      Flexible regarding group size - this would depend upon the needs of the group sponsoring the event

Audience Age Groups

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