Member Profile

Betty Carol Keller

Betty C. Keller was born in Vancouver, B.C. in 1930. She studied at UBC earning a degree in English and Drama. She also holds a Teaching Certificate. She taught English and Drama in secondary schools from 1962 to 1975. She was a faculty associate at SFU 1975-76 and 1978-79. She was a sessional lecturer in the UBC Creative Writing Department 1981-82 and 1985. She was a teacher of English in a Women's Teachers College in Nigeria in 1977-78. She is the founder and producer of Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts 1983-1994. Presently she is a mentor to 17 writers.

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Publications

Forests, Power and Policy. Prince George, BC: Caitlin Press, 1997.
Bright Seas, Pioneer Spirits: The Sunshine Coast. Victoria, BC: Horsdal and Schubart, 1996.
Black Wolf: The Life of Ernest Thompson Seton. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1984; USA: Salem House, 1984.
Pauline: A Biography of Pauline Johnson. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1982; Salem House, 1986.
Trick Doors and Other Sketches. Vancouver: November House, 1974; Colorado: Contemporary Drama, 1988.

Awards

Canadian Biography Medal from Canadian Literature for Pauline: A Biography of Pauline Johnson.
The Lescarbot Award (Communications Canada), for cultural contributions.
The Commemorative medal for 125th Anniversary of Confederation for cultural contributions.
Third Prize, B.C. Historical Quarterly for Bright Seas, Pioneer Spirits, 1996.
The Talewind Award for Literary Contributions to the community, 1996.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST not applicable