Less is [always] more and clear is [always] kind.
Leanne Myggland-Carter is an Oxford University Scholar in Literature, published author and poet, manuscript evaluator and publisher, and Writing and Wellness Practitioner.
She studied Shakespeare and The Romantics at Exeter College, Oxford University after graduating from the University of Alberta with an Honours English Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in creative non-fiction.
Leanne's most recent publications consist of Outlying Voices II ("Saskatchewan Sun", Parkland Poets, 2019) and Outlying Voices ("A Man Who Taught Me", Parkland Poets, 2018); Choices (Rubicon Press, 2015), a collection of haiku; Orange (Thee Hellbox Press, 2013), a narrative poem; and several anthologies including Women's Words: An Anthology (University of Alberta Press, 2013). She has also written children's literature (An ABC Community, RR Donnelley, 2011), creative non-fiction (Christmas Chaos: An Anthology, Prairie Dog Publishing, 2010), and historical non-fiction (We Serve, Bison Printing, 2009).
She has extensive experience reviewing, evaluating, and editing manuscripts for writers of poetry, children's literature, and creative non-fiction. After experiencing an abundance of enquiries about publication, Leanne resumed Write Well Press (WWP) originally founded in 2009.
Since 2007, Leanne has been instructing writing and wellness classes and workshops to people ages 6 (and younger) to 80 (and older) in a welcoming and inclusive environment where participants feel safe to explore their thoughts, ideas, and memories through a variety of prompts, exercises, and activities in group and individual settings. She is the left "L" of L&L Writing and Wellness Practitioners--a business she shares with published writer and certified yoga instructor Lynn Gale. Leanne also presents at conferences and seminars on range of topics including current trends in libraries, the craft of writing, and the importance of mental wellness.
Leanne works at the Spruce Grove Public Library and lives in Spruce Grove, Alberta with her husband, their three children, and Franklyn the turtle. You can follow her on Facebook.