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Maureen Ulrich

Maureen Ulrich

Photo: Wanda Harron Photography

Maureen Ulrich was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan but grew up in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta. She started writing horse stories when she was eleven and historical fiction during her high school years. In 1976, she returned to Saskatoon to attend university and graduated in 1980 with an education degree. Her first teaching assignment was in Lampman, Saskatchewan, and she has pretty much lived there ever since. She has been writing plays for young people since 1997. Two titles - Sam Spud: Private Eye (2007) and The Banes of Darkwood (2010) are available through Maureen has also written and produced several professional adult productions - Snowbirds (2015), Diamond Girls (2016-2018), and Lords of Sceptre (2018-2019). Souris Valley Theatre in Estevan SK produced her full-length musical Pirate Heart (2018), scored by the incomparable Ben Redant. In her free time - of which there is not a great deal - Maureen loves to read and write, travel, knit, hang out at rinks and ball diamonds, golf, ski, and ride her motorcycle. 



Power Plays . Coteau Books, 2007
Face Off. Coteau Books, 2010
Breakaway. Coteau Books, 2012
Power Plays . Wood Dragon Books, 2020
Face Off. Wood Dragon Books, 2020
Breakaway. Wood Dragon Books, 2020
Shootout. Wood Dragon Books, 2021


Moonbeam Gold Medal for Power Plays, 2008
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

I present a variety of topics related to my experiences as an author: influences, writing tips, importance of reading, etc. I encourage students to ask questions throughout the presentation to make it more interactive. I touch on bullying, as bullies drive the plots of both Power Plays and Face Off, accompanied by several short excerpts. I use powerpoint and video to introduce students to clips from my plays. At least 10 minutes is devoted to Q and A at the end.

Presentation Length:
60 minutes
Young Adult
6 - 12
Audience Size: