We are delighted to welcome Susan Musgrave as EMLF’s 2018 writer-in residence. Susan offers one-on-one critiques of pre-submitted material on July 12 and 13. Click here for more information on Susan Musgrave and the Holley Rubinsky Memorial Blue Pencil Sessions.
SUSAN MUSGRAVE, who divides her time between Sidney and Masset, B.C., has excelled in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, children’s literature and more. She has published 19 collections of poems (most recently Origami Dove in 2011), four novels (most recently Given in 20212), and several collections of her essays and books for children. Her most recent edited anthology is Force Field: 77 Women Poets of B.C. (2013).
Musgrave has been an active presence on the Canadian literary scene since her first collection of poems, Songs of the Sea Witch (1970), was published when she was 19. Her most recent book is A Taste of Haida Gwaii (2015), a cookbook including recipes and stories from her life on B.C.’s westernmost island chain.
Musgrave served as a panelist on the 2006 Canada Reads CBC program, and teaches in the University of B.C. creative writing department’s optional residency Master of Fine Arts program. In 2014 she was awarded the $20,000 Matt Cohen Award, given in recognition of “a lifetime of distinguished work by a Canadian writer.”