Elizabeth Copeland is an award-winning author, arts educator and theatre artist with too many years of experience to mention without totally dating herself! Her short stories, personal essays and poems have been published in The Furious Gazelle, Circa – A Journal of Historical Fiction, Forge Journal, Quick Brown Fox and Bread ‘n Molasses, among others. Her musical play, The Raven of Eirean Mohr, co-written with her husband, was produced as part of the 2015 Irish Festival (funding support of the N.B. Dept. of Tourism, Heritage and Culture). She won the 2014 Writer’s Federation of New Brunswick Y.A. Fiction Award for Traeh Gnul – Miranda’s Journey from the Great Forest. Her novella JAZZ – Nature’s Improvisation – the story of an East Indian transgendered youth who must overcome incredible odds to live his true identity – won the 2014 Ken Klonsky Novella Prize, was shortlisted for the 2015 ReLit Award, and is currently available on Amazon, through Quattro Books or at your local library.
In Feb. 2016, she was a faculty member at the San Miguel Writers Conference in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and in Oct. 2016, she will be presenting as part of the Knowlton Literary Festival in Knowlton, Quebec. Elizabeth regularly facilitates creative writing workshops with WFNB’s Writers’ in the Schools Program.
She currently lives in Sackville, N.B. with her composer husband, B. Glenn Copeland and three cats. To indulge her love of learning, she is returning to Mount Allison as a mature student. She loves to read, garden and eat popcorn, though not necessarily in that order.