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Beth Goobie
Saskatoon

306-382-0426

bethgoobieauthor@gmail.com
 

Bio

  • Beth Goobie has won six Saskatchewan Book Awards. 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 three books that deal with ritual abuse and trauma-based mind control programming, titled breathing at dusk (poetry, winner of two Saskatchewan Book Awards), [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

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