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Suzanne Craig-Whytock

Program Manager, Literacy/Author

Ministry of Education

Job Description

I’m an award-winning author, and the editor of an online literary magazine. My focus is on the creative writing and editing process, and providing support and constructive feedback to writers who are trying to improve their craft as well as get their work published.

Relevant School Subjects

English Creative Writing

Areas of Expertise

  • Education/Training
  • Media/Print/Publishing

Career Story

After receiving an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature from Wilfrid Laurier University, I went to Teachers College. I began working for the Waterloo Region District School Board in the 1990s as a high school English teacher and continued in that career until 2015, when I moved to the Ministry of Education, first as an Education Officer, then as a Program Manager.

I retired from the Ministry in 2021 to focus on new writing projects. I'm the author of three novels, as well one short story collection, and my short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous literary journals.

I’m also a member of the Canadian Authors Association and the Writers Union of Canada. In May 2022, I launched DarkWinter Literary Magazine, an independent online publication of poetry and short stories, and have successfully published both emerging and established writers from all over the world. My second short story collection is due to be released in December 2022 by Potters Grove Press, and the sequel to my latest novel is under contract to be released in 2023 by Bookland Press.

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