Sharon Chisvin

I am a Winnipeg freelance journalist, researcher, editor, book reviewer, documentarian and oral historian whose writing has appeared in myriad anthologies, magazines and newspapers. In a career that has spanned almost 30 years, I have written feature articles, book reviews, promotional materials, government reports, social history books, web copy, newsletters and documentary film scripts on a wide variety of topics. I have worked as an interpretive writer at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a communications officer at a public foundation, and as a magazine editor at a publishing company. My recent projects have included writing the history of Winnipeg’s garment industry and a series of video scripts for the Pan-Canadian Ethnocultural Elder Abuse Prevention Program.

My short fiction has been published in Prairie Fire Home Place 3, Under the Prairie Sky and in the Toronto Star, and my creative nonfiction has been published in Living Legacies – A Collection of Writing by Contemporary Canadian Jewish Women, and under the Slice of Life banner in the Winnipeg Free Press. I am a regular book reviewer and faith page columnist with the Winnipeg Free Press, and a frequent contributor to several other publications. My children’s picture book, The Girl Who Cannot Eat Peanut Butter, was released in 2012. I am the co-founder of Readheads, an initiative that collects and distributes gently used books to inner-city children, and I am available for hire for writing, editing and oral history projects.

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