Biography

Deirdre Maultsaid is working to become a master of surprise reversals and ambivalent endings.

She has been published in The Barcelona Review, Canadian Women’s Studies,  Contemporary Verse 2, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Other Voices, Pif, Prairie Fire, the Puritan, the Southern Cross Review, anthologies by Rippleeffect Press and Rowan Books, in Double Lives, a well-reviewed anthology of women writers, from McGill University Press.

Her novel The Ashes of Her Shelter, is available from reputable ebook publishers or this site.

Deirdre Maultsaid ha publicado cuentos en español en The Barcelona Review, The Southern Cross Review, y Ariadna. The composer Leila Lustig, has set the poem “Washerwomen, Blessings” to music for piano and voices.

Deirdre has spoken at interprofessional healthcare conferences on the ways that creative writing can teach, amplify and beautify experience, and turn tragedy and trauma into renewal. She says, “The personal and particular nature of stories, the myths, the motifs, the lyricism, dreams, surprises, fragments, dialogue, characters, atmosphere, tone, the symbols, the menace, the joy, the sadness, the sheer physical, magical and emotional experience of stories confer meaning on lived experience.”

She teaches communications at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and BCIT.

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