Wanda Taylor

Instructor and MFA Mentor

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BJ (Vind), ECE (IECED), BSW (Dalhousie), MEd (MSVU)

Author and freelance journalist, Wanda Taylor, has written and published six books of fiction and non-fiction, which span across Children’s, YA, and Adult markets. She is a former CBC Producer and Acquisitions Editor. Wanda teaches college courses in Journalism, Story Writing for Media, and Communications. Her academic backgrounds in social work, community development, and diversity issues are recurring themes in her writing, as are stories around the human condition. As a magazine features writer, Wanda has bylines in various publications, including Atlantic Books Today, Black2Business Magazine, Living Hyphen, and Write Magazine. She has won awards for her work, including the Canadian Association of Journalists Communications Award, and the Women of Excellence Award for Arts and Culture. As the result of a recent two-book deal, Wanda will be releasing a new title in 2023, and another in 2024. Wanda served as one of the Mentors for the Writers Union of Canada’s very first BIPOC Writers Connect program in 2021, pairing emerging writers with established Canadian authors. Wanda currently serves as a Mentor in the Kings College MFA Creative Nonfiction and is an Adjunct Professor teaching in King’s Journalism Program.

Selected Publications

Books

No One’s Baby (Toronto: Lorimer Publishing, 2019)

It’s Our Time: A History of the Preston Township (Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2021)

Forthcoming: The Grover School Pledge (Toronto: HarperCollins, 2023)

Chapters in Books and Articles

Black2Business Magazine – Dr. Abdullah Kirumira: A Formula for Success, 2022

Words Gathered Poetry Anthology, Selected Poems, Volume 3, 2022

Farmer-ish Magazine – The Work Was Written in Their Hands, 2021

Living Hyphen – The Generations Speak, 2021

DaCosta Magazine (3) – 2021: Passing the TorchOn Being Black in Business; Decolonizing Design Education

Forthcoming

Where the River Still Flows, Dark Mountain Essay Anthology (UK) 2022

Shade Woman, Guernica Editions Inc., Flash Fiction Anthology: 100 Canadian Flashes 2022

Interests

Human interest stories; marginalized populations; diverse storytelling; Canadian history; true crime/investigative issues