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Lynda Monahan
RR5 Site 23 Box 9
Prince Albert SK  S6V 5R3




    I am author of two collections of poetry, “a slow dance in the flames" in 1998 and “what my body knows”in 2003, both published by Coteau Books. I have had work published in a number of Canadian literary magazines, including Grain, Descant, Amethyst Review ,Room of One’s Own, Event, Transition, Fiddlehead and Other Voices. My work has appeared in the anthology "Testimonies".I have had several poetry sequences broadcast on CBC radio, including “Fire Stories” which was broadcast nationally. SCN television filmed readings of three poetry sequences for their Story Album program.I have completed a third manuscript upcoming in spring of 2015 with Guernica Editions titled 'verge'.Excerpts from this manuscript aired on the premiere of CBC radio’s SoundXchange.
    I teach creative writing classes at SIAST Woodland Campus in Prince Albert and facilitate writing workshops for various groups of all ages. I have presented writing workshops for McNally Robinson Booksellers, the Saskatoon Writers Co-op, Commonweal, 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 recently facilitated a series of creative writing workshops for inmates of Pine Grove Correctional Institute through Commonweal.

    I presented creative writing workshops to at-risk youth at the Eagle Program in Prince Albert on a regular basis. I coordinated a multi-media arts workshop for the Eagle Program funded by Weyerhaeuser Canada,which culminated in an exhibit of the students writing and artwork at the Grace Campbell Gallery in June of 2004.I was Managing Editor and Non-Fiction Editor for Spring Magazine which saw publication in the fall of 2005.I recently compiled and edited a collection of the personal stories of adults with acquired brain injuries.I completed a Saskatchewan Writers Guild ArtSmart youth mentorship pro


  • 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

Audience Age Groups

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