Ottawa born, Toronto resident, Sandra Campbell's first novel, Getting to Normal was a semi-finalist for the Chapters/Robertson Davies First Novel (Unpublished) Award and NOW Toronto magazine’s choice for best books of 2001. She brings her background in educational television to her essays on imagery, culture and learning published in anthologies and magazines in both Canada and the United States and to her teaching. From 2002-05 she co-edited Espritpublications an online publication of personal narratives that explore the connections of body, mind and soul. Her (unpublished) memoir A Due, tells how music, memory and the imagination transform loss and grief. Her novel in progress, Dreaming Georgina is a re-imagining of the life of Georgina Stirling, a 19th century lyric soprano from Twillingate, Newfoundland.
Writing and Publications
- Dreaming Georgina (novel). In progress
- A Due: A Memoir of Music and Memory. 75,000 words.
- Winner, Grain Magazine Writing Contest (Creative Non-Fiction)
- Juror, Saskatchewan Book Awards, First Book.
- Canada Council: Creative Writing Grant
- Finalist: Robertson Davies/Chapters First (Unpublished) Novel
- Nominee, Non-Fiction, City of Toronto Book Awards
- Long Fiction Book
- 2001 Getting to Normal (244 pages) Stoddart, Toronto. In Dutch translation, Bzztoh Inc, Amsterdam, Holland.
- Non-fiction Book
- 1973 The Movable Airport: A Case Study in Community Action, (229 pages) A.M. Hakkert Ltd, Toronto, Ontario. Nominee: City of Toronto Book Award, Non Fiction.
- Graduate of Humber School for Writers, Sage Hill Writing Experience.
- Certificate in Film and Television Production, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.
- M.Ed. (Adult Education) Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
- B.A (Hons.) University of Toronto, History
- Since 2003:
- Writing into Balance: A workshop series to awaken spontaneity and authenticity in creative writing.
- Yoga and Reflective Writing.
- Since 2006:
- Descant Magazine’s Commmunity Outreach program, (www.nowhearthis.com). Weekly class at New Outlook, an agency for youth living with mental illness.
- University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, Creative Writing Program Course: Creative Writing Through Reading