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Marilyn Duarte

Marilyn Duarte

Photo: Kathy Spence

Marilyn is a Luso-Canadian writer. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Barren MagazineEllipsis ZineAnti-Heroin Chic, and more.

She has been awarded residencies at the DISQUIET International Literary Program, The Hambidge Center, The Pelee Island Book House, and Noepe Center for Literary Arts. She is also a member of the Playwright’s Guild of Canada.

She earned her Honours B.A. in History and Sociology from the University of Toronto and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The University of Tampa.



Canada Council for the Arts, 2020
Audience Choice Award at the Female Eye Film Festival for BRAZILIAN WAX, 2006
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

Marilyn is an Ontario and New York State certified teacher (Grades 7-12) and is available to teach creative non-fiction and memoir writing, specializing in craft talks and workshops on Hermit Crab essays, Flash Fiction and Non-Fiction, and Lyric Essays. 

Marilyn also holds seminars and workshops on Writing the Immigrant Experience.

The presentation can be geared towards educators who would benefit from having more resources and ideas to use in the classroom. The presentation can also be geared towards students to explore their own creative writing.


Presentation Length:
45 minutes to 90 minutes
Creative Writing, Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Memoir
Audience Size:
Open to Discussion
Workshop Description:

For each of the presentations, there is a workshop component to allow students the opportunity to generate new ideas and work based on what they've learned in the presentation.