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Lynda Monahan
Prince Albert




    I am author of four collections of poetry, “a slow dance in the flames"1998(Coteau Books) “what my body knows”2003(Coteau Books) “Verge” 2015(Guernica Editions)A Beautiful Stone:Poems and Ululations co-written with Rod Thompson(Radiant Press)2019. I have had work published in manyCanadian literary magazines, including Grain, Descant, Amethyst Review ,Room of One’s Own, Event,Prairie Fire, Fiddlehead and Other Voices. My work has appeared in several anthologies including Untying the Apron, Heartwood, Line Dance and Testimonies.
    I taught creative writing classes at SIAST Woodland Campus in Prince Albert for twenty years and facilitate writing workshops for various groups of all ages. I have presented writing workshops for McNally Robinson, the Saskatoon Writers Co-op, Common Weal, the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, Moose Jaw Festival of Words, the Prince Albert Arts Centre, Prairie Regional Community College and for writers groups in a variety of Saskatchewan cities and towns.

    The workshops and classes I facilitate include Writing For Your Life, Writing Your Life Story, Journal Writing, Integrity and Courage in Writing, Poetry for the Scared Stiff, Writing Workshops for Children and Basic Creative Writing.I have given a Journaling Workshop for the Deaf, working with a sign language interpreter. I have instructed, along with a professional photographer, a Photo-Journaling workshop at the P.A. Youth Outreach Program. I facilitated a series of creative writing workshops for inmates of Pine Grove Correctional Institute through Commonweal.
    I was Managing Editor and Non-Fiction Editor for Spring magazine.I compiled and edited a collection of stories of adults with acquired brain injuries.i facilitate a Writing for Your Life group with CMHA and have been Writer on the Wards at Victoria Hospital and completed a two year tern as Writer in Residence at the Prince Albert Library.


  • Title verge. Publisher upcoming with guernica editions, 2015
  • anthology Skating in the Exit Light. Publiser Pasquia Publishing, 2013
  • Untying the Apron anthology. Publisher Guernica Editions, 2013
  • Title what my body knows. PublisherCoteau Books, 2003
  • a slow dance in the flames. PublisherCoteau Books, 1998

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