• Biography

    Renée Hartleib is a self-employed writer, writing coach, and writing group leader.

    She has been writing in Halifax, Nova Scotia for two decades. Renée's professional writing clients include the CBC, the National Film Board, the IWK Health Centre, Farmers Cooperative Dairy Limited, The Shaw Group, and universities from coast to coast.

    As a writing coach, Renée works one-on-one with people who know they want to write and are ready to take the steps to get there. In these nurturing one-on-one relationships, she offers feedback, support, and inspiration.

    Renée's writing workshops have grown in number and variety. Please check out her website for details of current courses. 

    She has also written short stories and maintains an active blog (www.thissweetworld.net), where she explores what it means to be a whole-hearted human living in these interesting times.

    A former WFNS Board of Directors member, and a graduate of both the Humber School of Writers and the Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program, Renée is proud to be part of the vibrant writing community of Atlantic Canada.

    • This Sweet World - www.thissweetworld.net

    • "Growing Breasts." The Fiddlehead. Autumn 2009 (#241).

    • "The Thing about Luck." Descant. Winter 2008 (#140).

    • "Growing Breasts." A Maritime Christmas Anthology. Nimbus Publishing. 2008

    •  "What Lesbians Do." The New Quarterly. Fall 2005 (#96). 

    • "Hiccups." The Danforth Review. Fall 2005 (on line journal). 

    • "Cat and Mouse." Carousel. Fall 2005 (#18). 

    • "Spinning Fire." The Antigonish Review. Spring 2004 (#137)