Dr. Sheree L. Fitch (1987)

sheree-fitchSheree Fitch, is a storyteller, educator, and literacy activist and the author of award winning poetry, picture books, nonfiction, plays and novels for all ages. Her first publication was the children's book Toes in my Nose. (Doubleday 1987.) Her second children's book Sleeping Dragons All Around (1989), won the Atlantic Bookseller's Choice Award in 1990. Subsequent awards include the Mr. Christie Book Award, (There Were Monkeys in my Kitchen), The Young Canada Reads award (The Gravesavers) and the Vicky Metcalf award for Children's Literature in 1998 for a body of work inspirational to Canadian children.

Fitch holds a BA from St. Thomas University, an M.A. from Acadia University, and honorary doctorates from St. Mary's, Acadia and St. Thomas Universities for her contribution to Canadian literature and issues affecting women and children. She has taught writing workshops around the globe and in universities, including the Faculty of Education at the University of New-Brunswick and children's literature at St. Thomas University. Sheree Fitch has been a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and her work as a poet and literacy educator has taken her to the Arctic, Bhutan, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Belize, China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Mexico. Sheree is currently the Honorary Spokesperson for the New-Brunswick Coalition for Literacy, and each year she sponsors a writing competition for New Brunswick Youth. Her ventures in literacy education include completing a three-year summer writer in residency for Somebody's Daughter in Nunavut, She still spends some of the year speaking and touring schools and various libraries, both in Canada and abroad.

For a complete bibliography, visit her website at www.shereefitch.com