Member Profile

Jane Harris-Zsovan

Jane Harris (Harris-Zsovan) is a Canadian author, journalist, and writing instructor. As a writer, she moves easily between literary, popular, academic and public relations writing. Her published books, columns, and articles distil complex research into engaging scenes and easily understood messages. As a writing coach and workshop presenter, she is an effective and empathetic communicator with people of varying ages and lifestyles. 

Jane's latest creative non-fiction, Finding Home in the Promised Land, a personal history of homelessness and social exile in Canada, is set to be released in 2015 by J. Gordon Shilllingford Publishing (jgshillingford.com). Eugenics and the Firewall: Canada’s Nasty Little Secret (J.Gordon Shillingford Publishing Inc. 2010)  was her first book by a literary publisher. (http://www.jgshillingford.com/shop-books/eugenics-and-the-firewall/)

She has also contributed to two Canadian anthologies: "Jessie's Generation: Canada's Firebrands of Mercy and Justice" in Hot Apple Cider: Words to Stir the Heart and Warm the Soul (That's Life! Communications 2008) and "Wen-Dizing the West" in Taking Care of Business (HB Fenn, 1997).

She self-published her first book, Stars Appearing: The Galts’ Vision of Canada (Volumes), in 2006.

She has another book manuscript on the go and continues to write for national and regional periodicals about business, history, faith, politics and social issues. She is a member of the Writers' Union of Canada and the Writers' Guild of Alberta.

She teaches writing workshops as an artist partner at CASA Lethbridge. Previously, she taught continuing education courses in writing and publishing at Lethbridge College.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Eugenics and the Firewall: Canada's Nasty Little Secret. J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing, Inc., 2010
Finding Home in the Promised Land, a personal history of homelessness and exile in Canada. J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing, Inc., 2015 (Fall Release)

Awards

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

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