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dee Hobsbawn-Smith

dee Hobsbawn-Smith

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After 27 years in Calgary, dee Hobsbawn-Smith now resides on family land west of Saskatoon with her partner, the writer Dave Margoshes, and their pets. Dee's poetry, essays, fiction and journalism has appeared in newspapers, magazines, literary journals and books in Canada and the USA. Her debut poetry collection, Wildness Rushing In, came out with Hagios Press in 2014. Her first short fiction collection, What Can't Be Undone, was published by Thistledown PRess in 2015. Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet explores the issues and politics of sustainable [agri]culture in Alberta, and was published in 2012 by TouchWood Editions. She is a graduate of the MFA in Writing program at the University of Saskatachewan in Saskatoon. She's recently completed a novel, an essay collection and her second poetry collection, and served as the 35th Writer in Resdience at the Saskatoon Public Library. She is Poetry Editor of Grain Magazine, and writes a regular column for Grainews.

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Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet. TouchWood Editions, 2012
Wildness Rushing In. Hagios Press, 2014
What Can't Be Undone. Thistledown Press, 2015


Les Dames d'Escoffier International MFK Fisher silver medal for The Calgary Herald, "Japan's Cutting Edge", 2006
Les Dames d'Escoffier International MFK Fisher book award, 3rd for Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet, 2014
High Plains Book Awards, Best Culinary Book for Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet, 2013
World Gourmand Cookbook Awards, Best Food Literature Book, Canadian, English-language for Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet, 2013
SK Writers Guild John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award, 2nd place for Bread & Water: Essays, 2014
Winner, Prairie Fire's Creative Nonfiction Contest for "Wiebo's Way", 2018
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Presentation Description

Reading and discussion of what constitutes "brave" writing. 

Presentation Length:
1-2 hr
poetry, fiction, non-fiction, creative nonfiction
Audience Size:
Workshop Description:

Writing fiction; writing creative nonfictoin; writing poetry; the art and craft of revision