Bio

Anne Sorbie is a Scottish Canadian writer.

Her fiction, poetry, essays and book reviews have been published by Inanna Publications, Thistledown Press, The University of Alberta Press, Frontenac House, and House of Blue Skies; in magazines and journals such as Alberta Views, Geist, and Other Voices; and online with Brick Books, CBC Canada Writes, Geist, and Wax Poetry and Art.

Her first collection of poetry, Falling Backwards Into Mirrors, was released by Inanna Publications in October 2019.

As a past editor of Dandelion Magazine and chapbook publisher (Skyview Press), Anne has combined her love of visual and written art to create both periodicals and chapbooks.

The (M)othering Anthology, which Anne co-edited with, Heidi Grogan, will be published by Inanna Publications (Toronto).  For more information about (M)othering, use the link at the top of this page.

Education & Employment

Education

  • M.A. Creative Writing (University of Calgary)
  • B.A. English (University of Calgary)

Employment

  • Mentor – Creative Writing, Writers Guild of Alberta
  • Instructor – Creative Writing, Mount Royal University (Continuing Ed.)
  • Instructor – English, Red Deer College
  • Freelance Writer and Editor

Associations

  • Alberta Writers Guild
  • Writers’ Union of Canada
  • League of Canadian Poets

Volunteer Positions

  • Past Treasurer – The Calgary International Spoken Word Festival
  • Past Director – Calgary International Spoken Word Festival
  • Past President – Dandelion Magazine Foundation
  • Past Juror – Writers’ Guild of Alberta Mentorship Program

Of note…

  • Shortlisted for Calgary’s Poet Laureate position, 2020.
  • Finalist – 2013 CBC Canada Writes Bloodlines competition: “Thomas Horne.”
  • Semi-Finalist – 2012 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award (Alberta Literary Award) Memoir of a Good Death (Thisltedown 2010 and 2012)