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As a professional writer Robyn Marie Butt has been an arts critic, CBC radio dramatist, creative nonfiction editor for Pottersfield Portfolio, arts lecturer, and fiction, stage and screen writer. She has published books as poet, fiction writer & playwright, as well as articles & reviews. An experienced public presenter (her favourite reading venue was a florist), she spent two years as a regular live weekly radio show interviewer for CKLN's Stage Left. Robyn has been playwright-in-residence at several Toronto theatres. As a poet she's excited by collaborative projects involving artists from other disciplines, especially visual art and sound, moving poetry (text + audio) into public spaces such as art galleries, libraries, and hospitals. She is now aiming for public parks and 'poetry walks' in which readers follow a map to laminated poem cards at stops on their hike.
Robyn is also a professional psychic counsellor with a private consulting practice near Woodstock, Ontario. She delivers public lectures on the more fascinating practical aspects of psychic work, and on New Age/Christian spirituality. She has spoken frequently for events sponsored by the Association for Research & Enlightenment and by Edgar Cayce Canada, and as a psychic, has guested live for Heart FM radio. Presently Robyn is expanding a roster of richly illustrated presentations around material from the Cayce Source readings that tell detailed stories of the life of the Christ. She lives with her daughter in rural Oxford County & blogs at robynmariebutt2014.wordpress.com.

Memberships:
- The Writers Union of Canada
- The Ontario Poetry Society
- Boularderie Island Press

Awards:
Second place in Sparkle & Shine Poetry Chapbook Anthology Contest, 2014
Judge's choice in William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest, 2013
Second place in the William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest, 2011
Second place in Monica Ladell Memorial Prize, 2010
Second place in Arborealis Poetry Competition, 2010
Third place in Arborealis Poetry Competition, 2010
Honourable mention in Open Heart 5 Poetry Competition, 2011
Canada Council/Ontario Arts Council grants for poetry, fiction, creative nf, screenwriting

Selected Anthologies:
The Perfect Piece (Playwrights Canada Press) ISBN 0-88754-498-3
Love & Hunger (The Mercury Press) ISBN 0-920544-56-8
Tales of the Lioness (Kellie Nicholson Books) ISBN 978-1477615430
Sparkle & Shine Anthology of Canadian Poetry (Beret Days Press) ISBN978-1-926495-01-9
Arborealis: A Canadian Anthology of Poetry 2012 (Beret Days Press) ISBN 978-1-897497-75-3
Arborealis: A Canadian Anthology of Poetry 2010 (Beret Days Press) 978-1-897497-45-6
Open Heart 5 - Anthology of Canadian Poetry (Beret Days Press chapbook) ISBN978-1-897497-52-4

Books:
A Hundred Poems About Flowers - the first twenty-five ........................( read the book launch flyer )
............(Boularderie Island Press) ISBN 978-0-9918552-4-7
Seasons of Ordinary Time (Boularderie Island Press, 2013) ISBN 978-0-9918552-1-6
Bad Taste (Playwrights Canada Press), ISBN 0-88754-404-5
Seasons of Ordinary Time (The Mercury Press, 1991) ISBN 0-920544-79-7

CDs:
A Hundred Poems About Flowers - the first twenty-five (Boularderie Island Press)
A Hundred Poems About Flowers - the next twenty-five (Boularderie Island Press)

Contact information:
Robyn Marie Butt
519-539-1960
robynmariebutt@gmail.com
515342 11th Line, R.R.#3
Woodstock, Ontario N4S 7V7 Canada
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