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Dave Margoshes
Audience Age Groups
Secondary (Grades 10-12)

Dave Margoshes

Dave Margoshes is a Saskatoon-area writer whose work has appeared widely in Canadian literary magazines and anthologies, including six times in the Best Canadian Stories volumes. He was a finalist for the Journey Prize, Canada's premier short story award, in 2009. He's published over a dozen books, including Dimensions of an Orchard, which won the Anne Szumigalski Poetry Prize at the 2010 Saskatchewan Book Awards, and Bix's Trumpet and Other Stories, which was named Saskatchewan Book of the Year in 2007. He's taught creative writing and led workshops at various locations, and for various age groups, and been writer in residence a number of times, including year-long stints in Saskatoon and Winnipeg. He's been fiction editor of the literary magazines Grain and Dandelion, and was literary editor at Coteau Books for several years. As a freelance editor, he's worked on numerous books of fiction, poetry and nonfiction either through publishers or directly for writers. Coming spring 2014: God Telling a Joke and Other Stories from Oolichan Books.

Workshops Offered

Workshops in fiction and poetry for all levels
Group Size: 6-12
Year: 0
for adults


A Book of Great Worth

Coteau, 2012

Dimensions of an Orchard

Black Moss, 2010

The Horse Knows the Way

BuschekBooks, 2009

Bix's Trumpet and Other Stories

NeWest, 2007

Drowning Man

NeWest Press, 2003

Purity of Absence

Beach Holme Publishing, 2001

I'm Frankie Sterne

NeWest Press, 2000

Tommy Douglas: Building the New Society

XYZ Publishing, 1999

We Who Seek: A Love Story

Black Moss Press, 1999

Fables of Creation

Black Moss Press, 1998

Long Distance Calls

Coteau Books, 1996

Nine Lives

Thistledown Press, 1991

Northwest Passage

Oberon Press, 1990

Walking at Brighton

Thistledown Press, 1988

Small Regrets

Thistledown Press, 1986


Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, etc.
Category: Newspaper/Magazine/Trade Journal
Numerous magazines, including Arc, Border Crossings, Canadian Literature, CV2, Dalhousie Review, Dandelion, Descant, Event, Exile, Fiddlehead, Grain, Malahat Review, New Quarterly, Prairie Fire, Prism international, Queen's Quarterly, Windsor Review
Category: Literary Journal


  • Literary
  • Speculative—Fantasy
  • Biography
  • General Non-Fiction
  • Journalism
  • General
  • Literary


  • Substantive/Structural Editing
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