Leanne Myggland-Carter is an Oxford University Scholar in Literature, published author and poet, and Writing and Wellness Instructor.
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 ("A Man Who Taught Me", Parkland Poets, 2018), Choices 2018 Edition (Rubicon Press, 2015), 2nd print run; 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).
Since 2007, she has been formally instructing writing and wellness classes and workshops to people ages 6 – 80 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. Additionally, she presents at conferences and seminars on topics ranging from the importance of technology in libraries, the craft of writing, and the impacts of mental illness.
She also has extensive experience reviewing, evaluating, and editing manuscripts for writers of poetry, creative non-fiction, juvenile fiction, and picture books.
Leanne lives in Spruce Grove, Alberta with her husband, their three children, and Franklyn the turtle. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.