Myrna Kostash lives in Edmonton, Alberta where she works full-time as a writer of literary nonfiction - books, magazine articles, and radio documentaries - and as occasional lecturer and teacher of creative writing.
She is a past president of the Writers Guild of Alberta and Chair of The Writers Union of Canada. She is founder and past President of the Creative Nonfiction Collective. She has served as community representative on the Board of the Parkland Institute at the University of Alberta, and is a volunteer barista at The Carrot, a community arts cafe. She is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.
When she is not travelling, she lives in a condo overlooking the North Saskatchewan River.