Kimmy Beach, BA (Honors, First Class)
Literary C.V.

Professional Affiliations

Alberta Representative on the National Council of the League of Canadian Poets (2015-2017)
The Writers’ Union of Canada 2010 - Present
The League of Canadian Poets (Full Member) 2004 - Present
Writers Guild of Alberta 1995 - Present
Saskatchewan Writers Guild 1995 - Present

Mentoring/Editing/Teaching/Writer in Residence Experience

2017- Present - Freelance substantive editor/copyeditor for The University of Alberta Press, Edmonton
2017 - Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity/Writers Guild of Alberta Writer in Residence
2016 - Coach in Residence - Canadian Authors’ Association, Alberta Branch.
2016 - Mentor - Writers’ Guild of Alberta Mentorship Program
2015 - Substantive editor for Turnstone Press, Manitoba
2014- Present - Professional Manuscript Evaluation Services for Emerging Writers (
http://kimmybeach.com/styled-3/index.html)
2014 - Writer in Residence/Blue Pencil Workshop - Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta
2013- Present – Freelance substantive and copyeditorditor for Thistledown Press, Saskatchewan.
2013 - Faculty - Sage Hill Writing Experience’s Adult Programs, Saskatchewan.
Introduction to Writing Poetry and Fiction (team teaching with John Gould).
2012 - Writer in Residence - Saskatchewan Writers Guild’s Facilitated Retreat.
2012 - Faculty - Sage Hill Writing Experience’s Adult Programs, Saskatchewan.
Introduction to Writing Poetry and Fiction (team teaching with John Gould).
2012 - Organizer/Facilitator/Writer in Residence -
The Trickster and the Muse. Writing retreat and workshops on the Greek island of Crete (with Lorri Neilsen Glenn).
2012 - Writer in Residence - Writers Guild of Alberta/Parkland Regional Library.
Workshops, manuscript evaluations, and readings in twenty Central Alberta libraries.
2011 and 2010 - Adjudicator/Workshop Facilitator - Yellowhead Regional Arts Festival.
2010 - Visiting Artist in the Schools - Alberta Arts Days.
2008 - Writer in Residence - Writers Guild of Alberta/ Parkland Regional Library/Alberta Libraries Association -
Check out the Writer! Workshops, manuscript evaluations, and readings in eighteen Central Alberta libraries.
2007 - Writer in Residence -
Blue Pencil Café - Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Women Writing and Reading conference, University of Alberta.
2004 - 2008 - Classroom Visitor, Humboldt Collegiate Institute, Humboldt, SK.
2005 - Facilitator -
The Poet’s Eye - Red Deer College.
Workshops in writing, critique, editing, and publishing.
2003 - Facilitator -
Blue Pencil Café - Manitoba Writers’ Guild
2001-2004 - Instructor - Academic Express Upgrading - Red Deer.
Facilitation of English 13/10/23/20/33/30 provincial exam preparation.


Publication Credits

-Nuala: A Fable. (The University of Alberta Press, 2017), ed. Helen Moffett
- Orbis
#175 (UK).
- Poetry is Dead
(2015)
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Dreamland (2014)
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The Last Temptation of Bond (The University of Alberta Press, 2013), ed. Peter Midgley.
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Prairie Fire (34:3)
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Orbis #165 (U.K.)
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CV2 36:4
- Poems from
fake Paul anthologized in Window Fishing: The Night We Caught Beatlemania (second edition, 2014). ed. John B. Lee
- Poems from
fake Paul anthologized in Newspaper Taxis: Poetry after the Beatles (Seren Press, Wales, 2013), ed. Phil Bowen.
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in Cars (Turnstone Press, 2007), ed. Sharon Caseburg.
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Aberrant Lounges (chapbook, Martian Press, 2006)
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The Pool (Collaborative text/image installation with Liverpool graphic artist Paul Wharton, 2006).
- fake Paul (Turnstone Press, 2005) ed. Dennis Cooley.
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Alarum Within: theatre poems (Turnstone Press, 2003) ed. Dennis Cooley.
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Nice Day for Murder: poems for James Cagney (Turnstone Press 2001, second printing 2004), ed. Dennis Cooley.
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Chickweed (Sage Hill Poetry Series #1, 1999), ed. Robert Kroetsch.
- Publication in over two dozen literary journals/anthologies across Canada, in the UK, and online. Full credits on request.

Education

1998 - BA English (Honors, First Class). University of Alberta.
1995, 1997, 1999 (two programmes), 2000, 2013 - Sage Hill Writing Experience.
1986 - Theatre Studies Diploma, Red Deer College

Literary Community/ Juror Service

2016 - Bywords/John Newlove Poetry Prize
2015 -2017 - Alberta Representative on National Council for the League of Canadian Poets
2014 - Juror - Hamilton Arts Council Poetry Prize
2012 - 2015 - Associate Editor, Canadian Poetries. Shawna Lemay, Editor

2012, 2011, 2010 – Competition Judge – Leap Local’s International Travel Writing Competition - Assessing travel stories as part of an international jury of professional writers.
2011 - Peer Assessor - Edmonton Arts Council - Individual Arts Project Grants
2011 - Peer Assessor - Alberta Foundation for the Arts - Individual Project Grants: Writing
2010 - Juror - The Governor General’s Literary Awards/Poetry
2008, 2004 - Juror - Alberta Book Awards
2007 - Peer Assessor - Alberta Foundation for the Arts - Individual Project Grants: Writing
2006 - Juror - Saskatchewan Book Awards
2002 - Present - Organized many reading in Red Deer with writers from Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Ontario, and South Africa.
- Active reader for TWUC and The Writers Guild of Alberta’s Manuscript Reader Service.
- Active member of several writing communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia.

Selected Readings/Launches/Festivals

2017 - Thin Air (Winnipeg International Writers Festival) - featured reader with Jordan Abel and Bill Gaston
2017 - Launches for
Nuala: A Fable - Alberta, Saskatchewan
2016 - Edmonton Poetry Festival - featured reader with Dennis Cooley and Christian Bok
2016 - Red Deer Arts Council Feature Reading
2015 - The Tree Reading Series, Ottawa (with Jim Nason)
2014 - The Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta - reading in conjunction with Blue Pencil Workshops (with Thea Bowering)
2014 – Edmonton Poetry Festival - featured reader (with Stephen Heighton)
2014 - Barry Dempster’s 10th Annual Poetry Gala. Richmond Hill, ON (with Barry Dempster, Jeramy Dodds, Ann Shin, Paul Vermeersch, and Elizabeth Greene)
2014 – The Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta:
The Brown Bag Lunch Series
2013 – Launch of the Birk Sproxton Tribute Issue of Prairie Fire, Winnipeg (with Dennis Cooley and David Arnason)
2013 - WordFest: Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival

2013 - The Rose Bay Reader Series (with Barry Dempster), Rose Bay, Nova Scotia.
2013 - Launches for The Last Temptation of Bond - Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC, Nova Scotia
2013 - Sage Hill Writing Experience - Faculty Reading (with Lawrence Hill and Helen Humphreys), Saskatchewan
2013 - Strathcona Public Library Poetry Month Reading (with Shawna Lemay), Strathcona County, AB
2013 - Red Deer Arts Council Feature Reader
2012 - Sage Hill Writing Experience - Faculty Reading (with John Gould and Ken Babstock), Saskatchewan
2011 - Single Onion Poetry Series, Calgary
2010 - Launch of
The Society literary journal (with Barry Dempster), SK
2010 - Edmonton Poetry Festival (with Don McKay)
2008 - White Rock Arts Council Reader Series - White Rock, BC
2008 - Red Deer College Reader Series - Red Deer, AB
2007 - Launches for
in Cars - Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia
2007 - Strathcona Public Library Reader Series - Sherwood Park, AB
2006 - Commissioned Poet - Opening Ceremonies, Alberta Summer Games - Red Deer
2006 - Edmonton Poetry Festival
2005 - International Guest Poet, Dead Good Poets’ Society - Liverpool, UK
2005 - Launches for
fake Paul - Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, United Kingdom.
2004 - University of Toronto Reader Series
2004 - Festival of Words - Moose Jaw, SK
2004 - Guest Reader - Dead Good Poets’ Society - Liverpool, UK (with Peter Finch)
2001 - 2003 - Launches for
Nice Day for Murder and Alarum Within

Awards/Honours

2017 - Nuala- Appearance on The Next Chapter (CBC Radio One with Shelagh Rogers), and Daybreak Alberta (Russell Bowers)
2014 -
The Last Temptation of Bond - Appearance on The Next Chapter (CBC Radio One with Shelagh Rogers) and Daybreak Alberta (Russell Bowers)
2014 – The Last Temptation of Bond chosen as one of the year’s top five poetry books on Quill&Quire’s Readers’ Poll
2014 –
The Last Temptation of Bond longlisted for the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award.
2014 - Peter Midgley given the Editors’ Association of Canada’s Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence for his work on
The Last Temptation of Bond
2001- 2015 - Several project/travel grants from Canada Council/ACDI, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts
2006 - Second place:
Lichen Arts and Letters Tracking a Serial Poet Competition
2004 –
Alarum Within produced as a full-length stage play by both the University of Toronto and Red Deer College
2004 -
Alarum Within long listed for the ReLit Award

Languages

English, French, Modern Greek