“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 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)
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
Shauntay Grant featured on 2015 LEGACY Poster
Click here to check out Shauntay's reading picks on page 27.
"'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
every word i've written
every story i've told
and all the roads
traveledi've not near enough
to express my thanks
for family, friends
to each of you:
my warmest gratitude
my deepest love
Negotiation a Black Language in Children's Literature
Shauntay Grant moderates this panel at the Canadian Writers Summit, and as part of the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs annual conference.