Biography

Caricature by Sydney Smith

Sheree Fitch has been a groundbreaking force in the literary arts and literacy community throughout Canada and beyond since 1987.

Sheree is widely recognized as an innovative master writer, literary artist and inspirational speaker whose body of work explores the human condition. Her lyrical style gives her a unique literary voice in her writing both for adults and children.

Creating from “the land of the imagination in the country that is childhood,” Sheree’s singularity and voice, visions and award-winning books and storytelling have left their mark on two generations of children and families and influenced a whole generation of writers from Ecum Secum to the Himalayas in Bhutan and many places in between.

As a storyteller, Sheree has performed in many venues including the Canada Day Celebrations at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, the Washington National Cathedral, and the Library of Congress, She was part of a Cultural Arts exchange in Mexico and Cuba and has represented Nova Scotia at international schools in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, China, Belize, Thailand, and Vietnam, bringing rich experiences back to the Canadian literary community.

Photo Credit – Keith Minchin

As an educator, she has been a writer-in-residence many times including twice in the country of Bhutan, helping to foster an indigenous literature for Bhutanese children. She is a four-time writer-in-residence for Nunavut healing and writing camp, Somebody’s Daughter.

Among her numerous awards Sheree also holds three honorary doctorates from Canadian universities for her contribution to Canadian literature, education and for her work as a literacy advocate and activist for social justice, especially issues affecting women and children.

She lives with her husband, Gilles, and many critters on Happy Doodle Do Hobby farm in River John, Nova Scotia where they run a seasonal book shoppe, Mabel Murple’s Books Shoppe and Dreamery.