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1.5 Hours of Creative Writing Assistance Gift Certificate
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This valuable certificate entitles you to 1.5 hours of creative writing assistance from esteemed author Margaret Slavin Dyment. Work on your writing skills, a perfect gift for any budding writers or anybody looking to get started with personal writing. Expires on November 16th, 2014. It's valued at $90.

Artist Biography:

Margaret Slavin Dyment is a writer, teacher and former bookseller. She has Masters’ degrees in French and English Literature from Queen’s University and the University of Waterloo, and studied theology for one year at Yale. She writes book reviews, articles, study guides, columns, poetry, and short stories.

Her collection of short fiction, Drawing the Spaces, was published in 1994 by Orca Book Publishers of Victoria and is still available from Write Away!. Her stories were chosen three times for the Oberon anthology, Best Canadian Stories (’83, ’89, ’91) and again for the McClelland and Stewart Journey Prize Anthology. Stories have been published in literary magazines and in a Reference West chapbook. There have also been two chapbooks of poems, I Didn’t Get Used To It (Ouroboros, Ottawa) and Tracing A Line (Ekstasis Editions, Victoria). She has had poetry in literary magazines and in anthologies, including Garden Varieties, League of Canadian Poets, 1988, and The Fernwood Anthology, (Ekstasis), 1994.

She is a member of the Periodical Writers’ Association of Canada, a founding member of the Victoria Writers Society and the Victoria Literary Arts Festival Society, founding director and current advisory board member of the Victoria School of Writing. She serves on the editorial board of Quaker Concern.

Margaret Slavin Dyment has taught Creative Writing in the Department of English Literature, Trent University; with Carleton University, Ottawa, with the Ottawa Board of Education, and with Write Away!. She has taught writing and editing workshops for school boards, art councils, writers’ groups and conferences.

In 2000-2001 she was writer-in-residence at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.