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Julie Salverson

Julie Salverson

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Julie Salverson is a playwright, librettist, scholar and non-fiction writer who teaches at Queen’s University's Dan School of Drama and Music, and at the Royal Military College of Canada. She has published essays about the artist as witness, atomic culture, ethics and the imagination. Salverson has created projects in community engaged arts practice for many years, and works with groups to practice resiliency through the exchange and development of stories.  She wrote the libretto for the cartoon atomic opera Shelter (Juliet Palmer, composer) and is a member of the Playwright’s Guild of Canada. 



Lines of Flight, an atomic memoir. Wolsak and Wynn, 2016
"Unspeakable Vulnerability: Theatre Mattering in Men's Lives," in In Defence of Theatre: Aesthetic Practices and Social Interventions. Editors Kathleen Gallagher & Barry Freeman. University of Toronto Press, 2016
"Shameless Acts of Foolish Witness," in Comedy Begins with our Simplest Gestures. Editor Brian Bergen-Aurland.. Duquesne University Press (forthcoming), 2017
"Resilience training, stories, and health" JMVH Vol 2, No. 2. Military, Veteran and Family Health Forum, 2016
Community Engaged Theatre and Performance (Editor). Playwrights Canada Press, 2011
"They Never Told us These Things" . Maisonneuve Magazine, 2011
Popular Political Theatre and Performance. Playwrights Canada Press, 2010
"The Horses of Fukushima". Horse Sport Magazine, 2015


National Magazine Awards, Honorable Mention for Maisonneuve Magazine, 2012
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