M. Adele Megann
Adele Megann is a Newfoundlander based in Halifax. Her short fiction has been published in many Canadian and US reviews and anthologies. As an active member of the writing community, Adele won several awards, emceed readings, and taught creative writing. She has given over thirty readings and interviews. Adele lived several years in Calgary, where she was part of the Pack of Liars writing workshop, and was a fiction editor of Dandelion magazine. After moving to Nova Scotia in 1999, Adele participated in Writers in the Schools throughout the province.
She has performed twice in the Playwrights in Performance Cabaret. She has written curriculum guides for Exodus Theatre Society and coordinated their school matinees. In the summer of 2005, she was awarded a grant by the Province of Nova Scotia to write a play. In addition to the literary publication credits listed here, she has also contributed several articles to an Irish magazine called Set Dancing News.
Adele’s day jobs usually involve teaching. She has taught diverse subjects to children and adults, including those with disabilities. Currently, she is a music teacher. She plays several instruments and sings, usually in the context of traditional Irish music. And she once owned a candle-making business called Beesworks Chandlery.
Nomination for the Journey Prize, 2002
Honourable Mention in Novel category, 24th Annual Atlantic Writing Competition, 2001
Recipient, Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award, 1995
First runner-up, 2-20-200 Contest, Filling Station, 1994