Luann E. Hiebert was born in Winnipeg, and now lives with her family in Steinbach, Manitoba. She has graduated from Steinbach Bible College (BRS) and the University of Manitoba (MA). At present, she is a PhD Candidate studying English Literature at the University of Manitoba with interests in women’s writing, and Canadian poetry. Her studies have included advanced poetry and creative writing courses with Meira Cook as well as Dennis Cooley.
Publications & Presentations: Recent publications of her poetry include The Society and Rhubarb as well as Mennonite conference magazines, the Mennonite Brethren Herald and The Recorder. She has organized reading events, read her poetry at CYRK, Speaking Crow, Thin Air Jazz party, University of Manitoba, the Sampler for Carol Shields Symposium on Women’s Writing (2009), and Prairie Fire’s Winter WORD Fest (2013), as well as presented papers at the Symposium in Honour of Robert Kroetsch (2012), and the Symposium on Manitoba Writing (2012).
Luann is also an adjunct faculty member at Providence University College (Otterburne, MB) where she enjoys teaching courses such as Literature from the Romantic Period, Literature from the Victorian Era, Major English Writers I: Pre-19th Century, Major English Writers II: 19th Century to the 21st Century, Canadian Literature, 20th & 21st Century Literature in English I, English Composition, and Business Communications.
Her academic awards include the 2009 Warhaft Award for best MA critical thesis in the Department of English Literature (University of Manitoba), and the Drummond Fellowship (2010) cash award for PhD dissertation research.
She is a member of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild, and a splendid writers’ group in Winnipeg.
Her forthcoming debut poetry collection What lies behind (Turnstone Press) appears in April, 2014.
Email: [email protected]