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Mary Lou Dickinson

Photo: Dieter Hessel. 2017

Mary Lou Dickinson grew up in northern Quebec. After attending university in Montreal, she moved to Michigan. Then she settled in Toronto where she has lived ever since. She worked for many years as a crisis counselor. Her fiction has been published in the University of Windsor Review, Descant, Waves, Grain, Northern Journey, Impulse, Writ, The Fiddlehead, Canadian Woman Studies and broadcast on CBC Radio. Her writing was also included in the anthology, We Who Can Fly: Poems, Essays and Memories in Honour of Adele Wiseman. Her first book, a collection of short stories, ‘One Day It Happens,’ was published by Inanna Publications in May, 2007. Her novel, 'Ile d'Or,' was published by Inanna in May 2010. Her third book, a novel, was published by Inanna in  2014. Her latest book is a mystery, "The White Ribbon Man," published by Inanna in 2018.

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One Day It Happens (Collection of Short Stories). Inanna Publications and Education Inc., 2007
Ile d'Or (Novel). Inanna , 2010
Would I Lie To You? (Novel). Inanna, 2014
The White Ribbon Man (Mystery). Inanna, 2018
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Introductory comments, read excerpts from published work, Q&A. Will adapt to different situations and requirements.

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