Writer, editor, writing coach
Ann Diamond was born in the Week of the Pioneer, on the Day of the Inspirer. She has been helping writers shape stories ever since she can remember, which is a long time.
Always a believer in stories as vehicles of awareness and transformation, late in life Ann discovered she really does believe in classical structure, and set about to find out how to go about adapting the ancient principles of drama to a post-modern imagination.
In 1998, she began a successful workshop series called "Unlocking Your Stories." Ann Diamond has taught creative writing (fiction, poetry and drama) at Concordia University and University College of the Cariboo (now Thompson Rivers University).
Lately she has been living on a trapeze between Greece and Canada.
There's a lot more to her story, of course, but she's interested in hearing about yours.
My Cold War
by Ann DiamondAnn Diamond's terrifying tale of growing up in Canada during the Cold War - an era when secrecy ran rampant, ruining careers and lives.
Ann is one of the English-Language Writers available for the 2012-2013 Writers in CEGEPs Program
Interview on Mind Control
Ann was interviewed by Sonia, Truther Girl, on Thursday, August 16th, 2012:
Mind Control Programs: How Are Victims Selected and Recruited?
Watch it on YouTube: Truther Girls; MK ULTRA, Survivor of Mind Control Speaks out! (Ann Diamond)
Read an interview
...conducted by Ross Merriam, web editor for Geist Magazine with Ann Diamond.
'Forgetting as a Protective Mechanism and Remembering as a Quest for Hidden Truth'
Part 1 - Part 2
Lac Selby Writers' Retreat, with Ann Diamond
Unforgettable 2-day writing experience in a warm country environment
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“[Dead White Males] is nutty, paranoid, messy and a great deal of fun. A must for Ann Diamond fans.”
- The Montreal Gazette
“If you're tired of pretentious Canadian literary experiences and want a good story that keeps you laughing, Ann Diamond's Dead White Males is a heartening change.”
— James Moran, July 2002
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A NUN'S DIARY: “One of the few must-read collections of poetry to appear in a long while.”
- Toronto Star
This is an outlandish, quirky, beautifully-written exposure of one woman's fix on God--his surrealistic depravities, her own lusts and horrors, their vital "marriage".
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EVIL EYE (Winner of the QSPELL Hugh MacLennan Award for Fiction, 1994.) “As in Diamond's earlier collection, Snakebite, some of the stories are realistic and others fantastical, but in both, the absurd lurks just outside the door and seeps in under the cracks.” - Montreal Gazette
“Diamond's uncluttered language reveals the chill inherent in keeping one's eyes -- and heart -- stationed on the borders of experience.” - Books in Canada
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