Shauntay Grant
is a writer and storyteller from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University, and as Halifax's third Poet Laureate she organized Canada's first national gathering of Canadian Poets Laureate. (click here to read more)

Shauntay Grant writer-in-residence at Berton House

April 2016 Shauntay Grant begins a three-month writing residency at historic Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon. Click here for more details.

Thank You, North Preston

February 26, 2016 – Atlantic Books Today revisits author Shauntay Grant and illustrator Susan Tooke's award-winning picture book, Up Home (Nimbus, 2008). Click here to read full article.

25 great Canadian #BlackGirlBooks

February 16, 2016 -- Two books by Shauntay Grant make CBC Books' list of 25 great Canadian titles to add to the ‪#‎1000BlackGirlBooks‬ campaign. Up Home (Nimbus, 2008) and Apples and Butterflies  (Nimbus, 2012) are among the works selected in response to 11-year-old Marley Dias' efforts to profile books featuring Black female protagonists. Click here to read more.

Shauntay Grant joins Dalhousie University academic staff

July 1, 2015 - Shauntay Grant joins the academic staff at Dalhousie University, teaching in the Creative Writing Program. Dalhousie offers courses in poetry, fiction, narrative non-fiction, and playwriting. Click here for details.

Writers' Trust Announces Future Berton House Residents

The Writers’ Trust of Canada is announcing the 2015–16 slate of writers to attend the Berton House Writers’ Retreat, Canada’s most sought after residency program. Each writer will travel to Dawson City, Yukon, to live and work for three months in the childhood home of noted Canadian author Pierre Berton. Click here to read full press release.

Shauntay Grant featured on 2015 LEGACY Poster

Click here to read LAPKAT's review of Say Sumthin,
or visit the online store to sample music from the album.
Click here to check out Shauntay's reading picks on page 27.

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
traveled
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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Negotiation a Black Language in Children's Literature

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Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

Shauntay Grant moderates this panel at the Canadian Writers Summit, and as part of the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs annual conference.