top of page


"The Chipped Little Pitcher", story published in Crab Creek Review, August 2022

Audio version:


"How Do I Live My Life After Cancer", Shambhala Mountain Center, August 2021

"Cherry Season", essay published in Isele Magazine, June 2021


"Time Capsule" 

in the anthology Unmuted:Stories of Courage and Resilience

Story (récit) by GenPride Community. October 2020 (

Recording at Jack Straw Studio

This short story travels with us through daily life and the emergence without warning of trauma. How to reclaim oneself, one's life?

Ce court récit nous suit le long de la journée, avec l'émergence du traumatisme qui surgit sans avertissement. Comment se retrouver, reprendre le fil de sa propre vie?

"Shining" / "Brillance"
Poem/Poème English/Français, Shambhala Times magazine, 2009

"Between Tongues"/ "Entre deux langues"
Poems/Poèmes, English/Français,

Raven Chronicle Magazine, Vol 11 No 3, 2009

"Journey to my Country of Fire"
Poem (poème), Raven Chronicle Magazine Vol 11 No 3, 2009

Story (récit), Raven Chronicle Magazine, Vol 11 No 3, 2009

"Cirque du Soleil: The Circus Isn’t Just for Children Anymore"
Essay (essai), Shambhala Sun, July 1994, Canada/USA

Cirque du Soleil et le processus créateur /

Cirque du Soleil and the Creative Process

Série d’articles sur le processus créateur, Programme Souvenir
Series of articles on the creative process, Program Souvenir

Montréal, 1990

Auteure pour l’équipe de création / Writer for the creative team
Cirque du Soleil 1989-1990

"L'Eté Indien", Magazine Le Barreau, Barreau du Québec, 1990

Série sur les aspects sociaux et légaux pour les Premières Nations au Québec et Canada.
("Indian Summer", series on social and legal issues for First Nations in Québec and Canada, published by the Quebec Bar Magazine)

"Le Terrain Vague"
Récit (story) Revue des Écrits des Forges, Numéro 28, Octobre 1989

Additional list of publications available upon request.



Journalism Journalisme

Association des Editeurs de Magasines du Québec /

Quebec Magazine Publishers Association

Meilleurs Articles Spécialisés /1991/ Best Specialized Articles

For Pour
"L’Ete Indien" (The Indian Summer),

Publié par Maîtres, le magazine du Barreau du Québec
Published in Quebec Bar Association magazine Maitres
Vol 2 No 7, Septembre 1990

Awards as Community Instigator
Community Leadership Award, for leading efforts to save and create the forested urban park Five Acre Woods in Lake Forest Park. Granted by the Lake Forest Park Stewardship
Foundation, February 2020

Writer's Residency

Two Dot Schoolhouse Studios, Two Dot, Montana

Invitational Artist Residency program, June 2022

Public Readings/Lectures
Seattle Public Library and GenPride
It’s About Time
North Seattle Community College
Hugo House

Publishing World

Copyright and ArtLaw Attorney (1987-2010)

Licensed with Québec Bar Association

The Write Stuff  (2000-2004)

Writer, Editor, Translator and Publishing Manager Seattle, WA


Washington Lawyers for the Arts, Executive Director (1997-2000)

Creation and Operations of Arts Legal Clinics and Writers Legal Clinic

And Art-law Workshop program design for Writers and Artists

Canadian Government (1992-1994)

Research and Writer for the study on “Human Resources Issues in the Literary Arts and Publishing in Canada”.


UNEQ (Quebec Francophone Writers’ Union) (1990-1992) Executive Director


Student Newspaper Editor (1976-1988) 

College Durocher, College Jean-de-Brebeuf, University of Montreal Campus and Law School


Teaching and Facilitation Workshops


Writing from the Heart: The Writing Practice

Workshop development and facilitator. Writing and finding one’s voice in the space of meditation and contemplative arts, Seattle and Colorado Courageous Women Fearless Living Retreat 2018- Present


Meditation Instructor and Mentor, Shambhala Center 1996 - Present


Journalism Instructor and Mentor, Montreal 1976-1988


Workshop design and facilitator, and resources documentation for Native American Writers and Artists

Suquamish Tribe, Washington 1996-1998


Education Curriculum Development and Workshop Instructor

Copyright law and Art law for writers and artists, Montreal and Seattle 1987 – 2003

  • UNEQ (Quebec Writers’ Union)

  • Film Directors Association, Montreal

  • Seattle Law School

  • Suquamish Tribe, WA

  • Evergreen College

  • Seattle University

  • Washington Lawyers for the Arts


Meeting facilitator for creative and arts non-profit organizations 1987 – 2008


Residency program exchange and Writers Programs 1992 and 1993

Development and overseeing Paris-Montreal studio for writer exchange and program development for writers when I was Executive Director at UNEQ (Writers’ Union in Quebec)


Grant Writing

  • LFP Stewardship Foundation, Public Acquisition of Five Acre Woods Park, Lake Forest Park

  • Washington Lawyers for the Arts, Seattle (also Executive Director)

  • Hugo House, Seattle

  • Suquamish Tribe, Seattle

  • Pat Graney Company, Seattle

  • UNEQ – Quebec Writers’ Union (also Executive Director)

bottom of page