Marilyn Dumont
Marilyn Dumont, Instructor, English 381: Creative Writing in Prose

Her first collection, A Really Good Brown Girl, won the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award presented by the League of Canadian Poets.  This collection is now in its twelfth printing, and selections from it are widely anthologized in secondary and post-secondary literary texts.  The book itself is used as a course text in twenty-three post secondary institutions in Canada and the U.S.A.   Her second collection, green girl dreams Mountains, won the 2001 Stephan G. Stephansson Award from the Writer’s Guild of Alberta and her third collection, that tongued belonging, was awarded the 2007 Anskohk Aboriginal Poetry Book of the Year and the McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year.  Marilyn has been the Writer-in-Residence at the Edmonton Public Library in 2008 and at the universities of Alberta and Windsor, and at Grant MacEwan Community College in Edmonton and Massey College, University of Toronto.  She was a mentor for the 2006 Wired Writing Program – Banff Centre for the Arts.