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Sandra Campbell

Sandra Campbell

Photo: Helen Tansey

Sandra Campbell's novel Getting to Normal ( was NOW Toronto magazine’s choice for best books 2001. 
Her new work, The Pig and the Soprano, inspired by the life of Georgina Stirling, is a tale of the 19th century soprano who dared ambition and desire. Sandra's personal narrative Conspiracy, explores love, loss and grief as experienced through music and visual art. Her writing workshops focus on the dynamics of body, memory, imagination and relaxation in the creative process. 

Sandra currently lives in Toronto.



Getting to Normal: A Novel. Toronto: Stoddart, 2001.
Irma. The Citizen's Weekly, Ottawa: February 27, 2000.
"Creating Redemptive Imagery: A Challenge of Resistance and Creativity" from Transforming a Rape Culture. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 1993.
The Movable Airport: A Case Study in Community Action. with J. Ernst. Toronto: A.M. Hakkert, 1973.
Writing and Publications.


Finalist: Robertson Davies/Chapters First (Unpublished) Novel, 1999.
Nominee, Non-Fiction, City of Toronto Book Awards, 1973
Winner, Grain Magazine Writing Contest (Creative Non-Fiction), 2008
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

A story of the writer's co-creative dialogue with memory, experience, imagination and craft in the writing of her novel, Getting to Normal.

Presentation Length:
one hour
Playing with Memory and Imagination
Audience Size:
Workshop Description:

 Inside Out: A playful workshop that inspires memory, the imagination  and spontaneity in writing. Offered as single or weekly classes since 2003 to students of all ages including Descant magazine's: Now Hear This!