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Helen Dantas

2020

Helen Dantas is a Brazilian Canadian novelist, public speaker, and workshop designer and facilitator. She was born to a middle-class family in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, in southeast Brazil.

Dantas completed her studies in 1986, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in English and Portuguese Languages and Literature in her homeland. After immigrating to Canada in 1988, she received her certificate in Translation into Portuguese from the University of Toronto. 

Helen’s first book, Unveiling the Truth, was written in her second language, English. Later on, Dantas translated this book into Portuguese under the titlesDois Mundos: Uma Só Mulher and Encontro com a Verdade. The books are available in both paperback and e-book formats.

Her literary professionalism brought her the opportunity to be accepted as a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada. Dantas is currently working on her second novel, Reliving.

Dantas is very dedicated to her work in the community and volunteers her time with many organizations. Helen has been invited to participate in numerous TV and radio interviews to share her knowledge about domestic abuse and mental health, issues that feature in her books.

Helen’s approach to internal conflict and self-analysis unfolds a transformative healing process, and her writing and language styles are significant marks of her work. Through her stories and speeches, Helen strives to engage readers and participants to realize the power they hold within. She enjoys connecting with her readers, especially during book club meetings, workshops, and public speaking events. She lives in Toronto with her two daughters.

 

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Unveiling the Truth., 2014
Encontro com a Verdade., 2018
Dois Mundos: Uma Só Mulher., 2014
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$$
GST:
GST not applicable