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First Name Doreen
Last Name Vanderstoop
Member Since March 12, 2010
Email dvanderstoop@gmail.com
City Calgary
State Alberta
Country Canada
Branch Affiliation Member at Large (no branch affiliation)
Website www.doreenvanderstoop.ca
Twitter https://twitter.com/Doreenvdstoop
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/doreenvanderstoop
Facebook www.facebook.com/doreen.vanderstoop
Bio Doreen Vanderstoop is a Calgary-based writer, storyteller and musician. Her novel “Watershed” was published by Freehand Books in May 2020. Doreen's short fiction has appeared in Prairie Fire Magazine and online at Montreal Serai, prairiejournal.org, epiphmag.com, and Alexandra Writers' Centre, among others. She is a member of Canadian Authors Association and Writer’s Guild of Alberta. In her theme-based storytelling performances, Doreen enjoys actively engaging her listeners with song, story reflections and humour. Doreen has performed her original creative non-fiction stories, personal anecdotes, literary adaptations and folktales at conferences, festivals, schools, libraries, Jane’s Walks, church gatherings, Tellarounds, Story Cafes and more. She also leads workshops on storytelling to inspire in others a passion for the oral tradition. Doreen is a member of Storytelling Alberta and Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada.
Publications Novel “Watershed”: Freehand Books - May 2020 Short Fiction "Falling" (Fall 2021): Alexandra Writer's Centre Society "Amusement Park" (July 2016): Loft 112 - Long Lunch, Quick Reads "The Clearing" (Fall 2014): Prairie Fire Magazine "A Good Day" (January 2014): http://montrealserai.com/tag/doreen-vanderstoop/ "Old Crow" (November 2013): Epiphany Magazine Online "Borrowed Daughter" (October 2013): http://www.prairiejournal.org/stories.html "Gertie" (June 2012): Alexandra Writer’s Centre website Flash Fiction "Getting Carried Away in my Car" (July 2011): CBC website pick-of-the-day "Streaker" (February 2011): CBC website pick-of-the-day for ‘Stranger than Fiction’ contest
Other Memberships Writer's Guild of Alberta Storytelling Alberta Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada
Contests "The Clearing" (October 2013): Hon. Mention in Brenda Strathern Late Bloomers Contest "Amusement Park" (June 2011): Finalist in Writers Union of Canada contest
Genres Educational, Fiction, Freelance, History, Nonfiction, Short Stories, Speculative
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements
Services Offered Book Reviews, Corporate Writing, Editing, Freelance Writing, Manuscript Reading & Consultation, Storytelling