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Melissa Yuan-Innes

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
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c/o Writers' Union of Canada


Arthur Ellis Award Finalist for "The Sin Eaters," Montreal Noir, 2018
Derringer Award Finalist for "Because," Fiction River Special Edition: Crime, 2015
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Presentation Description

Dynamic and interactive presentations with questions, answers, music, videos, and joyful student participation.

Past presentations include

  • "The Creative Doctor": how to combine creativity and medicine, at Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare and the University of Ottawa Healthcare Symposium
  • Africa on Safari: travelling in South African, as presented to a grade 1 class
Presentation Length:
1 hour
Fiction (mystery/thriller, fantasy, science fiction), non-fiction (health and medicine because I'm an emergency doctor; travel; memoir); humour; from picture books to Derringer-nominated whodunits, for all ages
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Workshop Description:
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Research
  • Editing
  • Publication
  • Mental and physical health topics: bullying, drugs and alcohol, healthy eating and exercise, sexuality
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GST not applicable