Joan Marie Galat  

Phone: 780-987-4371 or E-mail Joan  

What the artist does

  • Presentations and workshops for children and adults
  • Storytelling
  • Public Speaking

What the artist has done

  • Author of ten books
  • Visited hundreds of venues as a teaching artist, including: author presentations, conferences
    and conventions, corporate workshops, keynote speeches, writing residencies, and workshops for students, teachers, librarians, artists, and adult writers and storytellers.
  • Experience working with seniors: as a writer-in-residence and workshop instructor

Credentials and memberships

Best selling and award winning author. She has written the Dot to Dot in the Sky series (Whitecap Books), which blends astronomy and ancient mythology; Black Holes and Supernovas; the Dr. Bufflehead Explores series (Scholastic); the travel guide Day Trips From Edmonton; Give Yourself a Pep Talk; and The Discovery of Longitude.
  • She has more than 25 years of communications experience which includes writing and editing magazine articles and website content, as well as writing for radio, television, multimedia, and corporate markets.
  • Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP)
  • Canadian Authors Association 
  • Writers Guild of Alberta
  • Young Alberta Book Society

Artist comments

  • "Joan is a quintessential speaker for a post-secondary audience. She has a natural eloquence, a gift with relevant anecdotes, and an impressive store of experience and knowledge to share. My class of second year professional writing students was intensely engaged from the start to the finish of her 45-minute talk; their only complaint was that the class ended too soon! They wanted to ask more questions." -- Christina M. Grant, MA English, Instructor: Grant MacEwan Professional Writing program, MacEwan English BA program, and NAIT Liberal Arts program
updated 04/14
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