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First Name Margaret
Last Name Lynch
Member Since April 1, 2017
Email mmlynchwriter@gmail.com
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Branch Affiliation Toronto
Website www.mmlynchwriter.com
Blog www.mmlynchwriter.com
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Bio Margaret Lynch is a storyteller who writes about people, places, and plights. She has been published in The Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, literary journal untethered, and the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) blog. Her writing has also been broadcast on CBC Radio The Sunday Edition and viewed on CBC Radio This Happened To Me. Lynch holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of King’s College in Halifax and a Creative Writing Certificate from the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. Her book-in-progress is a memoir about her journey to become a better person after surviving an experimental bone marrow transplant when she was thirty. Her proposal for TRANSFORMED: When My DNA Changed, So Did I won the 2020 Penguin Random House Canada MFA Prize for Best Nonfiction Book Proposal.
Publications June 2020: "How my sister's cells attacked my body, and changed my life," National Post; April 2020: "Déjà in the time of COVID-19," Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) Blog; January 2020: "Witness," untethered Magazine (Issue 5.1); December 2019: "Skip the mall this Christmas. Your organ-donation consent is the best gift you can give," The Globe and Mail Opinion; October 2019, "How I Created My Writer Platform (Without Even Knowing It)," Guest Blog, Allyson Latta website; August 2019," A pilgrim’s journey," CBC Radio The Sunday Edition, re-broadcast nationally; June 2019, "After cancer the fear never leaves you, but she’s fighting back", The Toronto Star weekend feature; May 2019: "I found the answer on the famous Camino trail," CBC Radio This Happened to Me (video); February 2019: "A pilgrim’s journey," CBC Radio The Sunday Edition, original national broadcast.
Other Memberships The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC)  Canadian Freelance Guild Canadian Nonfiction Collective Society Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia
Awards September 2020: Toronto Arts Council (TAC) Writers Program, Individual Literary Grant June 2020, Penguin Random House MFA Prize for Best Nonfiction Book Proposal (Winner);
Contests April 2017, “Pilgrim,” Royal City Literary Arts Society Write On! Spring non-fiction contest (Honourable mention); June 2018, “Spit,” WOW! Women on Writing Q3 2018 Non-fiction essay contest (Honourable mention).
Genres Biography & Memoir, Nonfiction
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements
Services Offered Freelance Writing, Storytelling, Web Content