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Barbara Sapergia

Barbara Sapergia is a fiction writer and dramatist living in Saskatoon. She has four previous books of fiction, including three novels and a book of short stories. She’s had nine professional play productions, including Matty and Rose, about the struggles of black railway porters in the 1940s. It was produced by Persephone Theatre the same year she was Playwright in Residence. She’s the co-creator of and wrote numerous scripts for the children’s television series Prairie Berry Pie and wrote for the Mythquest TV series as well. She has two published plays and a book of poems, Dirt Hills Mirage. She has written ten radio dramas, including an hour-long drama broadcast in Canada and Australia. Poems and stories appear in many periodicals and anthologies. She has edited around fifty children’s novels for Coteau Books. Two of her (not yet produced) plays have won the John V. Hicks long Manuscript Award (Nell and Double Take).

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