Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

Media Kit July 12, 2013

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Bio:

Shawn Bird (BA, MEd) is a high school English teacher, an author, and a poet in the beautiful Shuswap region of British Columbia.  She has written a ‘noir-vella’ Murdering Mr. Edwards, published by Coffin Hop Press,  the YA novel series Grace Awakening and several books of poetry.  In her spare time, she trick trains her talented miniature poodle, plays the harp, and serves her community with Shuswap Rotary Club.

Introductions:

General introduction of Shawn. (45 seconds)

Introduction themed for library events. (1 minute)

Anthologies:

Article “Beginning”  is in Writing Better Fiction. ed. Brent Nichols. 2019. In Places Between Press. ISBN 978-1086454246

Story “Bob” is in In Places Between: The very best short fiction from When Words Collide.  2019. (No ISBN)

3 poems are in Runo Päivässä–Poem a Day. Kanttarelli Publishing, Finland. 2014.  ISBN 978-952-7052-04-4

Solo Publications:

Nikki Knox and the Line of Chalk 2019 (short story chapbook)

Back at You. 2019. ISBN 978-19990509-0-0 (YA novella)

Nikki Knox and her Sidekick Kip. 2019 (short story chapbook)

Murdering Mr. Edwards  Coffin Hop Press. 2018. ISBN  978-1-988987-04-0  E-ISBN 978-1-988987-05-7 (‘noirvella’ & interlinked short story collection)

123 Prompts for Poets & Novelists. 2018. ISBN 978-0-9920052-6-9

Nikki Knox and her Shoes that Rock 2018. (short story chapbook)

2011 (Poetry chapbook, 2013) ISBN 978-09920052-0-7

Grace Awakening Dreams and Power (paperback, 2012) ISBN  978-09877296-2-0

2010 (Poetry chapbook, 2013)

Grace Awakening Power (ebook, 2011) ISBN 978-09877296-1-3

A Year in Love (Poetry e-chapbook 2011)  ISBN  978-09877296-3-7

Grace Awakening Dreams (ebook, 2010) ISBN 978-09877296-0-6

Education:

  • Master of Education (University of British Columbia). Capstone project: The Poet Teacher.
  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education (Simon Fraser University).
  • Bachelor of Arts in English (Athabasca University).

Affliations:

  • Shuswap Rotary Club of Salmon Arm (President: 2008-9, 2018-19, Co-president: 2019-20)
  • BC Teachers’ Federation
  •  Federation of BC Writers
  • North Okanagan Shuswap Teachers Association
  • Shuswap Association of Writers

You can email her directly through the form on the Contact page

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Image courtesy Photos by Ava Franklin 2013

Image courtesy of Photos by Ava Franklin

Image courtesy of Photos by Ava Franklin 2013

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Image by Photos by Ava Franklin 2017

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Image by Photos by Ava Franklin 2017

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