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PRODUCTIONS, READINGS & WORKSHOPS

The Salvation Business

Reading: SpringWorks, Stratford’s Indie Theatre and Arts

The Antigone Project

Groundswell Theatre Festival, Nightwood Theatre

The Maple Leaves

Workshop and Workshop Production: SpringWorks, Stratford’s Indie Theatre and Arts FestivalReading: piecemeal Reading Series, Magnetic Theatre Festival

Reading: Pat the Dog Development Centre

Munro and Son

Reading: Pat the Dog Development Centre

2018

2015

 

2013

2010

2010

 

2009

Selelected publications

Amos + Irwin, The New Quarterly

Somewhere Warm, With No Snow, Agnes and True

The Virgin Birth, The Antigonish Review

We Were There Too, Room

“How Will They Ever Heal…?”: Bearing Witness to Abuse and the Importance of Female Community in Sarah Daniels’s Beside Herself, Head-Rot Holiday, and The Madness of Esme and Shaz, Modern Drama

“‘You survived to bear witness’: Trauma, Testimony and the Burden of Witnessing in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” TOPIC: The Washington and Jefferson College Review.

“‘This is all we know’: Knowledge, Remembrance, the Affirmation of Life and the Observer Figure in Three Recent Canadian Re-Tellings of the Great War.” MA Thesis.  McMaster University

Summer 2016

Winter 2015

Fall 2013

Fall 2010

Summer 2008

2004

2003

EDUCATION | POST-SECONDARY

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, University of British Columbia (Optional Residency)

Bachelor of Education, University of Western Ontario

Master of Arts in English Literature, McMaster University

Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, York University

2016-Present

2006

2003

2001

EDUCATION | PROFESSIONAL

Creative Writing by Correspondence – Mentor Miranda Hill, Humber College

Story is a State of Mind – Sarah Selecky

Finding Fresh Voices Workshop – Brad Fraser and the Playwrights Guild of Canada

Production and Development - Vern Thiessen

Introductory Playwriting - Vern Thiessen

2014

2012

2010

2009

2008

 

AWARDS

Top Five Finalist, Shore Scripts Short Film Fund - "The Biffy"

Semi-Finalist, BlueCat 2019 Short Screenplay Contest - "The Biffy"

Nominated by Agnes and True for the 2016 Journey Prize ("Somewhere Warm, With No Snow")

Second Place in the Sheldon Currie Fiction Contest - "The Virgin Birth"

Best of SpringWorks (Adult Programming) - The Maple Leaves

Best SpringWorks Marketing Campaign - The Maple Leaves

Honourable Mention, Herman Voaden Playwriting Competition – The Maple Leaves

2019

2019

2016

2013

2013

2013

2010

teaching

Writing Coach

Teaching Assistant, The Story Intensive

Communications Instructor, Conestoga College

Communications Instructor, Humber College

2013-Present

2013

2009-2013

2005-2008

organizations & affliations

Write From the Hip, Nightwood Theatre

Judge for the Sheldon Currie Fiction Content, The Antigonish Review

Judge for the Elora Writers’ Short Story Content

Playwrights Guild of Canada

The Predella Project

2014-15

2014

2015-14, 2012

2011-Present

2011-Present

GRANTS

OAC Literary Creation Projects (Works for Publication)

OAC Theatre Creators' Reserve

OAC Writers' Reserve

OAC Theatre Creators' Reserve

2019

2018

2016

2015

RESIDENCIES

Small Pond Arts (Picton, Ontario)

2013

articles/profiles

SpringWorks Newsletter 

In the Spotlight - Sarah Selecky

Making It Work - The Charlebois Post (Sunday Feature)

Meet Heather Debling - Stratford Authors

SpringWorks Newsletter

2018

2014

2013

2013

2013

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