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Carolyn Pogue

Imagination * Passion * Creative Flair

Carolyn Pogue is a Canadian author, editor and workshop presenter. She lives in Calgary, Alberta which is Treaty 7 Territory and Metis Region 3.. Her titles include books for teachers, children, adults and teens.

Her Young Adult historical novels, Gwen and the sequel, West Wind Calling were inspired by the life of E. Pauline Johnson/Tekahion-Wake, and her own grandmother, a British Home Child. Gwen was short listed for the City of Calgary Book Prize. West Wind Calling was selected as a Best Book for Kids and Teens by The Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

Carolyn has travelled to many countries of the world and is inspired by peacemakers and justice-seekers of all ages. She lived in Ontario, Quebec and Northwest Territories/Denendeh before settling in Alberta.

Carolyn enjoys camping, reading, playing around with paint, fabric, wood, paper and working with writers of all ages. With her husband, Bill Phipps, she serves on Raffi’s Child Honouring Advisory Council.


Story Medicine for the Soul

Story Medicine for the Soul is an umbrella under which the magic and mystery of stories is sheltered and allowed to flourish. As a Retreat Facilitator, Soul Companion, Writing Workshop Facilitator, Artist-at-Play and Writer, Carolyn is always amazed at how stories change lives.

Carolyn is also interested in stories which manifest through intuitive expressive arts. She has written several short dramas which have been presented in conference and retreat settings, sometimes as Readers’ Theatres. She has also worked with puppets, found objects, dolls, fabric art, and most recently, with bird skulls.

Carolyn is available to work with individuals or with groups. Simply contact her to discuss your workshop or retreat ideas, or to arrange an appointment for individual work. Rates are flexible.

Carolyn’s recent presentations include:

Soul Journeys - Writing ourselves Home @ Wild Rose United Church, Calgary

The Body Speaks - This one-day retreat with co-presenters Patrick Griffin, Jennifer Herzog, and Lana Skauge was organized by Barbara Grant, Wellness Co-ordinator at Wild Rose United Church. We explored: mindfulness, feldenkrais, story telling, art and freefall writing.

A Life of Activism - One Eco-feminist’s story. Carolyn told her story and displayed her unique Bird Skull diorama at the University of Calgary on Eco-feminism, story, art and life. Carolyn presented to Professor Joe Kadi’s students in the Women’s Studies Program, in the company of Lourdes Juan and Rachelle Haddock. Lourdes is an Urban Planner with a Masters in Environmental Design. She is Director of Hive Developments and Soma Spa, and founded the Leftovers and Moonlight Market Foundations. Rachelle is an accomplished Environmental Scientist, now working as the University of Calgary as coordinator at Campus-as-a-Learning-Lab.

Calgary Young Writer’s Conference - at Robert Thirske High School, Calgary.

Soul Stories: Writing Ourselves Home - at Wild Rose United Church, Calgary.

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