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|Member Since||August 10, 2018|
|Bio||Originally a native of Northern Ontario, Sylvia Barnard now lives under a canopy of maple trees adjacent to a small lake in the Penetanguishene area. Throughout her forty year career in education, Sylvia had the privilege of facilitating the literacy and learning of children and adults, first as a teacher, then as a school and board administrator and finally as President of Cambrian College. She has worked in India, Tanzania, South Africa, and Chile, developing technical education programs through industry/government partnerships. Setting plays an important role in Sylvia's writing as she explores the dynamics of the human condition. She has written a number of short stories. Her first historical fiction novel examines the conflict between the human desire to belong in the face of maintaining one’s individuality through the voice of a young woman who finds herself thrown between two centuries. When she isn't writing, Sylvia can be found in her studio experimenting and producing original stained glass art pieces or learning to play the piano. She enjoys reading, kayaking and golfing. Sylvia and her singer/songwriter husband are avid travellers, feeding their sense of adventure and finding fodder for their writing by spending extensive periods “living like locals” around the world. When at home they enjoy time with their three young grandchildren.|
|Publications||Oma's Shawl, a short story published in Commuter Lit. Two short stories published in Fifteen Stories High, an Anthology of the Niagara Branch of the CAA Italian Trilogy - a self published, photo illustrated magazine of three short stories about a Canadian couple traveling in Italy|
|Genres||Fiction, Short Stories, Young Adult|
|Available For||Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements|