Gail Sidonie Sobat

Ph. 780-487-1582 or Email Gail

What the artist does

  • Professional writer, actor, and singer

What the artist has done

  • Taught all ages and across cultures as a university professor, workshop instructor, and high school teacher
  • Creator of WordsWorth/YouthWrite, camps for young writers
  • Workshops at the Edmonton Women's Prison, the Bennett Environmental Centre, libraries and schools throughout Alberta and as far away as Doha, Qatar
  • Writer in Residence at Queen's University and at the University of Alberta Bookstore with the Canadian Authors Association
  • Experience working with seniors: workshops at senior centres through the Canadian Authors Association and Stroll of Poets; volunteered as a singer at seniors centres

Credentials and memberships


  • MA English
  • Grade 10 Singing Royal Conservatory
  • BA English and Drama
  • B Ed English Drama
  • Over 20 years of singing lessons and vocal coaching


  • The Writers Union of Canada
  • The Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • ATA
  • Stroll of Poets

Artist comments

  • Duration: number of possibilities depending on wishes of organizers and participants, including: half-day or full-day workshop, weekend workshop, once a week class over 4 - 12 weeks
  • Classes may be held on location. Available mornings, evenings, and weekends

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