Shoshanna Wingate was born in New York City and emigrated to Canada in 2004. She holds an MFA in Poetry from The New School and worked in publishing and nonprofit arts for twenty years. She’s a former staff member of Poets & Writers Magazine, a founding editor of Riddle Fence, an arts & culture journal in Newfoundland, and a former executive director of the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Shoshanna has read her work internationally and was named a 2015 Poet to Watch by AllLit Up (Literary Press Group of Canada).
Shoshanna has taught poetry and fiction workshops from age five to university; from structured English composition to informal workshops with at-risk youth and in-school workshops.
She lives in Sackville with her family.
Radio Weather, poems, full length collection, Vehicule Press, 2014.
Homing Instinct, poems, chapbook, Frog Hollow Press, 2011.
Poetry and nonfiction in The Fiddlehead, Arc Poetry Magazine, Room, Riddle Fence, among others.
What I Offer
Poetry workshops, fiction workshops, general creative writing.
I generally talk about my life as a writer, why I chose to be a writer, and how I write. My passion is to get students writing. I read poetry, offer playful exercises, and engage students in language that sparks their interest. By bringing in a range of material, I challenge students to find the poem or story that speaks to them and find their own voice. I can craft a workshop to fit your curriculum as well.