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About the Author

Peggy Worrell
Location
Swift Current
Website
pjworrell.com
Audience Age Groups
Secondary (Grades 10-12)
Middle (Grades 6-9)
Elementary (Grades K - 5)
Adults

Peggy Worrell

My writing is who I am, it’s my way of being in the world. I draw my readers into folksy tales about ordinary people, then surprise them. Even I am surprised by my plucky characters and my cheeky stories. I am surprised by life. Stories come to me, I do not go looking for them. When I am asked about my writing style, I am stumped. I say I have a hairstyle, I change it every few years, but I sense that’s not a proper answer. Goodness, disappointment, happiness, and grace are of interest to me. A few times in my life, I have been the recipient of grace. Some call this luck or good fortune or serendipity. Others use the word blessing. As a writer, short fiction is my first love. Novel whispers from behind the bushes, but I have promised to remain faithful to this modest form in full knowledge of Anne Enright’s warning: “A concentration on the short story form is taken as a sign of writerly purity though it still does not pay the bills.”


Workshops Offered

Creativity for Professionals [Nurses, Teachers, Administrative Professionals, etc]
Group Size: 12-48
Ages:
Year: 0
An interactive workshop offering practical approaches for a more creative approach with clients, customers, or co-workers and refreshing ideas for expressing your creative side in your workplace and home. Goals: renewed motivation & increased job satisfaction.

Publications

Proudflesh

Thistledown Press, 2014

A Bit of Bother

Spring magazine, 2013

Four Fridays

Mental Munching, Prairie Quills Writers\' Group, 2012

Lunch at the Empire State Building

Prairie Journal online, 2012

Mary Had A Lamb

The Nashwaak Review, 2012

Anastasia Zuck

The Society, St. Peter\'s College, 2010

Betsy And The Bell

Tickled by the Quills, Prairie Quills Writers\' Group, 2010

Squeaky

Transition Magazine, Canadian Mental Health Association, SK Division, 2010

Big Mary's Love Life

Characters, Prairie Quills Writers\' Group, 2008

Henry "Pa" Weinmaster

The Globe and Mail, 2005

Broadcast Works

SoundXchange, CBC Radio SK, 2012-2012
Mary discovers the answer to Yeats\' question, \"Why should seek for love or study it?\" Why not? http://www.cbc.ca/soundxchange/episodes/2012/03/17/happy-st-patricks-day-yall/

Writing Groups

  • Prairie Quills

Services

Lecturing/Public Speaking
  • Conferences
  • Keynote Addresses
  • Special Events
Teaching/Instruction
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Writer-in-Residence
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