Sandra Bunting writes poetry, fiction, non-fiction and journalistic articles. In 2012 she was awarded a Glenna Luschei award for poetry through the ‘Prairie Schooner,’ University of Nebraska. She was runner-up for the 2006 Welsh Cinnamon Press First Novel Competition and was a finalist at the 2009 Irish Digital Media Awards for her blog, Writing a Novel Online.
Sandra grew up on the east coast of Canada and was awarded a BA in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson in Toronto and an MA in Writing from NUI, Galway, Ireland. After working for CBC News in Toronto, she moved to Europe and lived in the north of France, Madrid, Dublin and Galway. She returned to Canada in 2011 and established herself in Montreal and northern New Brunswick.
In her academic career, Sandra gave poetry seminars at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where she set up and managed the Academic Writing Centre. She also taught English as a Second Language and was involved in Teacher Training.
Sandra is currently on the editorial board of the Galway-based literary magazine, Crannóg, and is in the process of starting up her own small publishing endeavour, Gaelóg Press. She would also like to work on writing or editing projects. She is a member of the Quebec Writers’ Federation, Elan (The English Language Arts Network), the Montreal Press Club, and the Galway Writers’ Workshop.
Identified in Trees (poetry), Marram Press
Claddagh: Stories from the Water’s Edge (non-fiction, cowritten with Pieperhoff and Diskin), History Press, Dublin