Wanda Taylor

Wanda Taylor

MFA Mentor, Fiction & Instructor (Part-time)

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

Wanda Taylor is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, journalist and college professor.

As an author of fiction and nonfiction, Wanda writes across both children’s and adult markets. Her middle grade nonfiction book, Birchtown and the Black Loyalists, is listed as one of the top Black History Month books for kids. As a journalist and former television producer, Wanda has written and produced content for film, television and documentaries. Her docs have screened around the globe, including on streaming platforms such as Tenk, Quebec as part of their “Docs From the Vault” series, and on Eastlink Television as part of their “Films That Teach” series.

Wanda’s magazine features, poems and essays appear in publications across Canada, the US and the UK. As a former Acquisitions Editor, Wanda has acquired and championed titles from many emerging and established authors and continues to support the work of new writers as a freelance editor.

In her role as a sensitivity reader, Wanda collaborates with top publishers and authors on manuscripts-in-progress to ensure accuracy and authenticity in areas such as social work, race, diversity and cultural history. Most recently, Wanda was sensitivity reader for Simon & Schuster’s title, Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons; the manuscript of award-winning biographer Charlotte Gray, about the women who raised former US President Roosevelt and former UK Prime Minister Churchill.

Wanda currently teaches courses in journalism, communications and several creative writing and screenwriting courses. She is Adjunct Professor in the journalism program at King’s and serves as Faculty/Mentor in the Kings MFA Writing and Publishing program for Fiction.

Recognition of Wanda’s work in her fields include the CAJ Award of Excellence and the Women of Excellence Award for Arts and Culture.

Selected Publications


The Grover School Pledge (Toronto: HarperCollins, 2023)

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

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

The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children: the Hurt, the Hope, and the Healing (Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2015

Birchtown and the Black Loyalists (Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2014)

Chapters in Books and Articles

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

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

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

Words Gathered Poetry Anthology, Selected Poems, Volume 3, 2022 (Canada)

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

Living Hyphen – The Generations Speak, 2021 (Canada)

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


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