“A tireless advocate for poets and for all literary and performing arts.” 
– Kelly Shiers, The Chronicle Herald

Shauntay Grant
is a writer and storyteller from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has shared her blend of poetry and music internationally at festivals and events, and as Halifax's third Poet Laureate she organized Canada's first national gathering of Canadian Poets Laureate... (click here to read more)

Apples and Butterflies is a gentle, lyrical poem about a family's autumn vacation. Click here to read a review of the book, or visit Nimbus Publishing, Chapters, or Amazon to purchase online.

Thank You...

"'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding."  Alice Walker, author

from 'Up Home' with illustrator Susan Tooke

every word i've written
every story i've told
and all the roads
i've not near enough 
to express my thanks
for family, friends
students, supporters
colleagues, clients
mentors, muses...

to each of you:
my warmest gratitude

my deepest love


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Singing Storytellers: The Lives, Music and Verbal Artistry of Bards in our World

Cape Breton University, Sydney, Cape Breton


Shauntay Grant presents her performance/lecture "Orality & Poetry: Cultivating Melody, Metre, and Memory in the Storytelling Body" at this international symposium presented by Cape Breton University and in partnership with Celtic Colours International Festival and CBC Cape Breton.

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Whitney Pier Welcome

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church Hall, 49 West Street, Sydney, Cape Breton


In conjunction with Cape Breton University’s Singing Storytellers International Conference, Celtic Colours welcomes artists Shauntay Grant, Julian Kytasty, Lillis Ó Laoire, Colin Grant and Mary Jane Lamond for an afternoon exploration of music and stories from Ukrainian, African Nova Scotian, Irish and Cape Breton traditions.

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