Photo Credit:
Photo credit
Alana Whitson
Audrey J Whitson
BIO
Biography

Audrey Whitson is the 2023 Writer in Residence at MacEwan University in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Treaty 6 Territory) until April 4th. Audrey's latest book, The Death of Annie the Water Witcher by Lightning (NeWest 2019 ), is set in rural Alberta during the BSE crisis and drought of 2003. It was a finalist for the 2020 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize. The Glorious Mysteries, a collection of short fiction, was longlisted for the 2014 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Teaching Places, a memoir about how the land teaches was shortlisted for three awards in 2004. Audrey's poetry, essays and short stories have been published in many magazines and anthologies and have won awards. To learn more, visit audreywhitson.com 

ADDRESS
City: Edmonton, Province/Territory: Alberta
EMAIL
PUBLICATIONS
Publications
Title
The Death of Annie the Water Witcher by Lightning. NeWest Press, 2019
Publisher
NeWest Press
Year
2019
Title
The Glorious Mysteries and Other Stories
Publisher
Thistledown Press
Year
2013
Title
Teaching Places
Publisher
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Year
2003 (out of print; copies available from author)
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Presentation details
Audience Size
Audience size
any size
Presentation Genre
Fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama
Presentation Length
As needed
Presentation Description
Presentation description

Readings from published work followed by audience Q&As, readings within an interview format followed by Q&As, or a talk on the writing life based on the author's experience and supported by readings from her published and unpublished work.

Presentation Fee(s)
To be negotiated
Workshop details
Audience Size
As needed
Intended Audience
Teenagers to adults
Workshop Length
As needed
Workshop Description
Workshop description

Participatory writing workshops with prompts and exercises, sharing aloud of written work and guidelines for constructive sharing. I have done these with eleven-and-twelve year olds as well as adults. Of late, I am particularly interested in exploring how to read like a writer. 

Workshop Fee(s)
To be negotiated
School presentation details
Audience Size
Classrooms
Intended Audience
Grades 5 and up.
Presentation Length
60 to 90 minutes
Presentation Description
Presentation description

Writing workshop geared to a younger audience (age-appropriate reading and other prompts and exercises). 

Presentation Fee(s)
To be negotiated.
Programs & Interests
Interested in participating Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
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Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
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