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Margaret Webb

Margaret Webb

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Margaret Webb is the author of two nonfiction books and also writes feature films, fiction and magazine articles (food, farming, environment, wine, running, adventure travel, profiles, memoir -- okay, just about everything that catches her attention). Her features have appeared in Canada's leading magazines and newspapers and her first nonfiction book won a Canadian culinary book award. She co-wrote the feature film, Margarita, which won Audience Favourite Awards at two festivals, played at international film festivals and Netflix. She is currently at work on a novel. She is an inspiring speaker (fitness, running, food, farming) who has delivered keynotes at conferences, corporations and expos. She taught journalism and magazine writing at Ryerson University for nearly 20 years and now, as a writing coach, offers mentoring to select clients writing books and articles.  

City:
Wolfe Island
Province:
Ontario

Publications

Apples to Oysters: A Food Lover's Tour of Canadian Farms. 2008, Penguin Canada
Older Faster Stronger: What Women Runners Can Teach Us All About Living Younger Longer. 2014, Rodale Books (Runner's World)

Awards

Canadian Culinary Award Silver: Excellence in Canadian food and drink writing for Apples to Oysters, 2009
CIHR Journalism Fellowships for Apples to Oysters; Older Faster Stronger, 2009 and 2013
Atkinson Fellowship for Toronto Star series: Crisis on the Farm, 2009
Northern Lights Award: Canadian Tourism Commission, for travel writing for Various publications, 2007
Case Award: Silver for Best Magazine Article of the Year for University of Toronto Magazine, 2003, 2004, 2017
Walt Disney Studios Screenwriting Fellowship, 1999/2000
Banff Centre for the Arts: Literary Journalism Fellowship for Apples to Oysters, 2005
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

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Equity Initiative

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