Marian Dodds is a writer and an educator. Her work has been published in Emerge 18, BCTF Teacher newsmagazine, Post Script, Above and Beyond, Canada’s Arctic Journal, and Spider Webs Unite. She has taught at public schools and universities, coordinated
union social justice programs, designed curriculum, written for professional teacher publications, edited the BC Teachers’ Federation flagship magazine Teacher, and she has volunteered in Africa and Central America. Most recently, she worked for three years in Ethiopia, a country famous for jailing journalists; she avoided deportation by becoming adept at self-censorship while blogging at Spider Webs Unite. A 2018 graduate of the SFU Writer’s Studio and the TWS Graduate Workshop, Marian is
currently completing a memoir exploring the existential underbelly of her time in Ethiopia. Her next project will juxtapose her late 50’s and early 60’s childhood memories with the rapid changes in Canada’s Arctic. In 2022, Marian’s work was shortlisted for Federation of BC Writers’ Creative Non-fiction Award, and it was selected as the Second Place Winner for the Susan Crean Award for Nonfiction.
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At the January 28, 2023 gathering of Surrey Muse, Marian will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: saturday-january-28
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.