SheLa Nefertiti Morrison is an award-winning writer and poet with a strong and distinct voice. Her writings have appeared in The Toronto Star, The Georgia Straight and XTRA!. Her pet rat stories are published in the best-selling international book series Smarter Than Jack, and in the Reader’s Digest of New Zealand. She earned her Post-Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing for her memoir/fiction manuscript from Humber School for Writers, and she completed a poetry workshop at Banff School of Fine Arts.
A member of Poetry Wars, a monthly poetry group facilitated by Carol Shillibeer, SheLa has presented her poems in various settings including at Poetic Justice, Surrey Muse and Poetry In the Park. She is an Apprentice member of the Union of B.C. Performers/ACTRA, and a Literary Advisor to Surrey Muse.
SheLa has done volunteer work in women’s minimum and maximum security prisons, and she adopts abused, neglected, disabled pet rats (bubs/ratties).
At the November 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, SheLa Nefertiti will present a selection of her published and unpublished poems. More about the event is here: