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Sarah Selecky

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I’m the author of This Cake Is for the Party and the creator of Story Is a State of Mind, The Little Bird Writing Contest, and The Story Intensive.

This Cake Is for the Party was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book in Canada and the Carribean, and it was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Prize.

When I’m not writing, I spend time thinking about how to connect to creativity. I help writers bring insight and innovation to their work by writing and speaking about contemplative writing.

I’ve been teaching people how to write mindfully since 2001, when I ran my first creative writing workshop out of my living room in Victoria, BC. My living room writing school grew too big for my living room, an
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Winter Writing Assignment 6




Prince Edward County, Ontario





Your fifth (and final) Winter Writing Assignment is below. I hope you’ve enjoyed these weekly assignments, and that the writing helped make your January feel reflective and productive. Before your last assignment, I have an announcement.


Over the holiday, I faced an unexpected challenge in my life. I don’t usually share details about m...

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Winter Writing Assignment 6

Prince Edward County, Ontario



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“Everyone expected that we’d want to try again. But Robin said no, and I understood. And, you know, the world just went on. Our friends’ kids grew up and we all kept making up our lives the way we always did. We turned out okay.”
Sarah Selecky, This Cake Is for the Party

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The Giller Prize long list is out. Which book do you think most deserves to be on the shortlist? The poll will close on October 4th, the day before the shortlist is released.

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