Laura Swart

Author. Instructor.

  •  06/09/2022 03:16 PM
  •  12/05/2019 03:41 PM

Writer and co-director.

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Travel from the Bow Valley coal mines to Israel and learn the stories of flight—of capture and escape (Guernica Editions, 2019).

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Journey with author Laura Swart into the hearts and minds of Canadian refugees; walk through their trauma, their exploits, and their healing (Guernica Editions, 2019).

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Blackbird Calling depicts the beauty and complexity that unfold when dominant and indigenous cultures fuse horizons (Quattro Books, 2016).

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Writing instructor Laura Swart teaches you how to create intelligent, structured essays that will engage and delight your professors (Brush Education, 2019).

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Using uniquely Canadian vignettes, instructor Laura Swart teaches you how to avoid the 10 most common writing errors, trim excesses from your sentences, and eliminate telltale signs of weak writing (Brush Education, 2018).

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  •  12/09/2018 07:48 PM

Featuring the work of photographer Lonnie Graham, this book explores Canadian Indigenous stories and poetry (Pennsylvania State University and the University of Calgary, 2011).

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I saw the tears of the oppressed

and they had no one to comfort them. The power was on the side of their oppressors, and they had no one to comfort them. (Ecclesiastes 4:1. Photograph by Diogo Sayada).

Author Laura Swart is passionate about writing and teaching. She has taught academic and creative writing for over twenty-five years, encouraging students to find and raise their writing voices. She was shortlisted for the ReLit Award in 2018, and her poetry appears in numerous literary journals. Laura is particularly interested in collaborating with visual artists to add beauty and complexity to her books and courses. Her degrees and research in education, philosophy, and theology have shaped her pedagogy, her thinking, and her writing.
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  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada