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Carolyn Pogue

Imagination * Passion * Creative Flair

Carolyn Pogue is a Canadian author who lives near the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, Alberta. Her titles include books for teachers, children, adults and teens.

For twenty years, Carolyn has been a regular contributor to The United Church Observer, Canada’s oldest magazine. Currently, she writes Sightings for The Observer online twice each month.

Her books include two Young Adult historical novels, Gwen and its sequel, West Wind Calling. These books were inspired by the courage of the 100,000 British Home Children who were sent to work in Canada (1870 to 1930). Carolyn’s grandmother was one of these children who arrived in Ontario in 1898, aged 10.

Carolyn was born in Toronto and raised on a small farm in Vandorf, Ontario, a community just north of that city. Growing up the second of four children with 100 acres of cleared land and forest, a barn full of assorted animals, a nearby lake for swimming and a stream for catching tadpoles offered a rich childhood. She has also lived in Quebec and Northwest Territories. She has travelled widely in Canada, the US, Britain, Europe, Central America and also in the Middle East, Zimbabwe and India.

With her husband, Bill Phipps, Carolyn serves on Raffi’s Child Honouring Advisory Council. She is a member of The Child Wellbeing Initiative to end child poverty in Alberta.


NEW! Join me in 2017:

Gift from the Sea for Yoga and Writing in Melaque, Mexico March 17 to 24 for Writing Yourself Home and yoga with Beth Workman.

Calgary Young Writers’ Conference at Ernest Manning High School April 22 for Other Stories: Other Voices workshop.

Raising the Dead: Creating fiction from the bones of your own family story at The Alexandra Writers Centre 3 Saturdays in Spring. TBA.

Literacy and Libraries Young Writers’ Conference in Sherwood Park, Alberta June 3 - Find more information online.

Convergence Writers’ Conference: We will not be separated in New Denver, British Columbia June 16 and 17 for Write the Spirit presentation and workshop.


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