Barbara Klar - Writer, Editor and Teacher

Barbara Klar has been writing professionally for nearly thirty years.

Barbara has published four books of poetry, most recently Cypress, a poetic meditation on the Cypress Hills.
She has worked as a tree planter, camp cook, editor, workshop leader, and as a mentor for the Banff Centre's Wired Writing Studio.

She recently relocated from west-central Saskatchewan to Eastend, where she is working on a new poetry manuscript and a collection of essays.

In Eastend, on Saturday April 28, 2018, Barbara conducted a Writers Workshop for Ages 14 and adults called:
Got a story? Got a poem? Writing a memoir?
Through a series of fun exercises, you'll discover how the right words convey not only information but also emotion and insight.

This workshop is for writers of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and for all skill levels.

In 2021 Barbara won the John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award In Poetry for "The Fox House".

Information about Barbara's Writings

Ted Dyck - Writer, Editor and Publisher

Was dropped into the short-grass prairie within sight of the South Saskatchewan River Breaks circa 03.09.39.

Has studied at and graduated from a number of universities: M.Ed. (U of SK 1964); M.A. (Math. Logic, U of Minn. 1973); PhD (English, U of Man. 1988). Has taught at all of the above plus Red Deer College (AB), University of Marburg (GER), Aurora College (Inuvik, NT).

At times and in places, has been writer (5 books of poetry, some 100 periodical pieces, 3 edited anthologies, 1 collection of non-fiction pieces, etc.); editor (GRAIN, TUSAYAKSAAT); scholar; mentor; businessman; professor; pseudo-hermit; instructor; brush salesman; ranch-hand; and so on.

Writes in a number of genres -- poetry, fiction, essay -- and operates a writing, editing, and publishing service called WorDoctor. Avoids all cliques, clubs, schools, groups, and cults that would have him. But has his other interests -- fly-fishing, cross-country skiing, snooker, Bach and Gould, the classical guitar, cognac (formerly).

Recently, the general director/editor and publisher of limited editions of two writing workshops for Indigenous women. 

Currently edits TRANSITION, a magazine for, by, and about persons with lived experience of mental illness.

Lives, writes, fishes, etc., in or near Eastend SK.

For more information please visit WorDoctor.