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Wendy Phillips

Wendy Phillips

Wendy Phillips is a writer of young adult novels in verse.  Her first novel, Fishtailing, won the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's text in 2010.  Her second novel, Baggage, was published in 2019, and was short-listed for the Ontario Library Association's White Pine Award. A former teacher and librarian, Wendy lives on Gabriola Island on B.C.'s west coast and writes full time.

Email:
writingwendy@gmail.com
City:
Gabriola Island
Province:
BC
Genre:
Young adult novel in verse
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English

Publications

Fishtailing. 2010, Coteau Book Publishers
Baggage. 2019, Coteau Book Publishers

Awards

Governor General's Literary Awards (Children's text) for Fishtailing, 2010
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Yes
Presentation Description

Combining workshop activities and interactive story creation, Wendy explores the link between the adolescent experience and the voice of poetry. She uses examples from her own writing past and her award-winning novels in verse to inspire writers young and old to find their own voice.

Presentation Length:
1 hour
Genre:
Poetry as the voice of adolescence, The Creative Process,
Grades:
Ages 10 to adult
Audience Size:
50-100
Presenation:
$275
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
School Presentation Description:

Using writing prompts and interactive story creation, Wendy fires the imagination of adolescent readers and writers to find their own voice. She shares her personal creative story and reads from her award-winning novels in verse to engage students in the wonder of words.

School Presentation Length:
1 hour
School Intended Audience:
upper elementary and high school
School Audience Size:
10-60
School Presentation Fee:
$275
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes