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Karen Charleson

Photo: Ian Charleson 2016

Karen Charleson is a mother, a grandmother, a writer, and an educator. Her first novel Through Different Eyes was published by Signature Editions in 2017.  Karen is a member, through marriage, of the Hesquiaht First Nation and the House of Kinquashtakumtlth. She lives in Hesquiat Harbour on the west coast of Vancouver Island, with her husband Stephen Charleson.


Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada


Through Different Eyes. Signature Editions, 2017
BC Science 6. McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2007
BC Science 7. McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2004


Karen Charleson
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Presentation Description

Karen Charleson shares stories about family life and living in Hesquiaht traditional territories on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Presentation Length:
20 minutes to 1 hour
Grades 7 and up.
Audience size:
Any size
Workshop Description:

Karen reads from over twenty years of her own writings - published and unpublished essays, poems, and stories. Her readings come from works of fiction such as her novel "Through Different Eyes," and creative non-fiction such as the essays that make up her "Let Me Tell You What I Know" collection.

Northern OAC WITS:
One session:
GST not applicable