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Anne Lazurko


  • Anne Lazurko's novel, Dollybird, received the 2014 WILLA Award for historical fiction and was shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Fiction Award. She received the 2018 Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts Literary Award for work on her current novel set in and about the Indonesian War of Independence.

    Anne has poetry in the anthologies, 'Gush: Menstrual Manifestos For Our Time (Frontenac House, 2018) and in Hagios Press, 2007 anthology, [Fast Forward: New Saskatchewan Poets].A graduate of the Humber School for Writers, she has an Honours BA in Political Science and has twice attended Sage Hill Writing with mentors Helen Humphreys and Guy Vanderhaeghe.

    Anne is also an award winning freelance journalist and a farmer. She writes and farms near Weyburn Saskatchewan.


  • Electronic Media » Blogs
  • Fiction » Historical, Literary
  • Non-Fiction » Journalism
  • Poetry » Literary

Professional Services

  • Editing » Copyediting
  • Genre Writing » Historical Projects
  • Journalism » Feature Writing, Trade/Special Interest Magazines


  • Dollybird. Coteau Books, 2013


  » Newspaper, Magazine, & Trade Journal
  • Country Guide Magazine
  • Saskatchewan Business Magazine

Workshops Offered

  • Research, Interviews and Intuition
    • Group Size:
      • 6-12
      So you've found the idea for the perfect story pitch for the perfect magazine, but what now? This workshop will help you figure out where to find the information you'll need, who and how to interview, and what it takes to pull out the important stuff from all you've gathered and put it together into something that will sell.
  • The Story of Creation
    • Group Size:
      • 6-12
      Learn the elements of fiction in this interactive full day workshop (or four weeks at two hours per week). Finding the story, character development, techniques and uses of setting, plot and revision, each will build on the next and help participants move through the process toward a completed work. Available in-person or as a real time online experience.
  • Writing Characters into History (fictional or otherwise)
    • Group Size:
      • 5-12
      Unearthed a long- buried family story? Want to explore an inciting event in history? Or more fully explore that life-altering moment in your own life? This workshop will help writers of fiction and creative non-fiction alike learn how to choose the most engaging characters, thought-provoking events, and significant details to write the story they've always wanted to tell.

Audience Age Groups

    • Adults
    • Secondary School (10-12)
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