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Marie Powell
Audience Age Groups
Any Age
Secondary (Grades 10-12)
Middle (Grades 6-9)
Elementary (Grades K - 5)

Marie Powell

Marie Powell's castle-hopping adventures across North Wales resulted in her newest young adult fantasy series, Last of the Gifted: Spirit Sight and Water Sight (2020). Marie is an experienced author and journalist, with more than 40 published children's and YA books with such publishers as Scholastic Canada, Amicus, Crabtree, and Lerner Lightning Bolt. Her award-winning poetry and fiction appear in anthologies and literary magazines such as Room and subTerrain. Her articles appear in national and international print, broadcast and online markets. She holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from the University of British Columbia, as well as an MA, BAJC, BFA, and CERTESL. She gives workshops in writing and creativity, and she provides editing, photography, and research services. More information and writing samples are available on her website at or by request.

Workshops Offered

Channeling Your Creativity
Group Size: 5-15
Year: 0
This workshop will provide an opportunity to generate writing in multiple genres: poetry, fiction, and short creative non-fiction. Using a combination of presentation, discussion, and hands-on writing activities, we will examine the various print and online resources that can inspire writing and stimulate the participant\'s writing life.
Current Workshops
Group Size: 5-20
Year: 0
Please see my website ( for a list of current and upcoming workshops


Spirit Sight

Wood Dragon Books, 2020

Water Sight

Wood Dragon Books, 2020

Traditional Stories

Core Library, 2018

Asking Questions About Video Games

Cherry Lake, 2016

Word Families III (Series)

Amicus Publishing, 2016

Punctuation Station (Series)

Amicus Publishing, 2015


Crabtree Publishing, 2015

What Good is a Vowel? (Series)

Amicus Publishing, 2015

What's It Like to be a Baby Ostrich?

Lerner/Lightning Bolt, 2015

Word Families II (Series)

Amicus Publishing, 2015

Travel with the Great Explorers (Magellan, Cartier)

Crabtree Publishing, 2014

Word Families I (Series)

Amicus Publishing, 2014

Defining Moments in History (contributor)

Cassell Illustrated, 2008

Dragonflies are Amazing

Scholastic Canada, 2007


Close to Quitting Time print anthology
Category: Literary Journal
Pandora's Collective
Category: Literary Journal
Please see website ( for details
Category: Newspaper/Magazine/Trade Journal
Category: Literary Journal
Category: Literary Journal
Transition Magazine
Category: Literary Journal
WindFire print anthology
Category: Literary Journal

Writing Groups

  • CANSCAIP SK Horizons


Electronic Media
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  • Other
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  • Zines
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  • General Non-Fiction
  • History—Local
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  • Journalism
  • Natural History
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  • Stage


Academic/Research Writing
  • Essays
  • Journals
  • Research
  • Research Papers
  • Advertising/Marketing Material
  • Advertorials
  • Copy/Scripts
Business/Corporate/Government Writing
  • Annual Reports
  • Brochures
  • Grant Applications and Reports
  • Newsletters
  • Summaries/Reports
  • Copyediting
  • Developmental/Project Editing
  • Substantive/Structural Editing
Electronic/Online Media
  • Blogging
  • Online
  • Web Site Writing
Genre Writing
  • Children’s Writing
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Historical Projects
  • Literary/Creative Fiction
  • Ghostwriting
  • Editorials
  • Feature Writing
  • General Interest/Consumer Magazines
  • Interviews
  • Newspapers
  • Photojournalism
  • Reviews
  • Trade/Special Interest Magazines
Lecturing/Public Speaking
  • Conferences
  • Keynote Addresses
  • Special Events
Media/Public Relations
  • Media Releases
  • Media/Publicity Kits
  • Public Service Announcements (PSA)
Script Writing
  • Playwriting
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Writer-in-Residence
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