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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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In past years, I found the Association of Writing Programs conference overwhelming — the massive AWP conference hosts over 11,000 writers, all under one roof — but this year was different for me, for a few reasons:


AWPI went with Christina Cha and Tara Bragg, two of our Story Intensive TAs, and it was absolutely wonderful to connect in person.


The sunshine, the green juice, and the weird magic of L...

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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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