Bio

20160521_173451The bare bones 

I hold a degree in magazine journalism from Ryerson University and have been writing, editing and teaching professionally for the past 24 years. I’ve freelanced for a wide range of publications including the Globe and Mail, the Georgia Straight, and Massage and Herizons magazines. I’ve had the benefit of writing creatively with the support of Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council grants.

In 2005, I formalized my editorial business with Inkcat Media & Associates. In 2014, Inkcat became Vancouver Writing Courses to include the teaching element of my work.

My editorial clients are colleges, businesses, nonprofits, artists, inventors, students and emerging and professional writers.Since 2011, one of my main clients has been the Canadian Federation of Co-operative Housing.

In 2008, I published my poetry collection, Wildflowers at my doorstep (Karma Press).  In 2009, Wildflowers won a silver medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards.

I’ve taught creative writing through Emily Carr University of Art + Design and currently teach through Langara College and onsite for organizations. I’ve lived in Vancouver since 1995, and I’ve taught writing workshops everywhere from the Vancouver Public Library and Eric Hamber Secondary School to MOSAIC and the Alouette prison for women.

In conjunction with my writing, I have an educational and work background as an intuitive energy therapist. Over the past 23 years, I’ve taken courses in Therapeutic Touch, Healing Touch, Shiatsu, Reflexology and Body-Energy Counselling. In Creativity Consulting sessions, for interested clients I fuse  intuitive energy work and editorial  consultation to work with the body’s energy to shift patterns and blockages and access universal wisdom.

For more detail, see the Embellished bones

“Marn Norwich was the obvious choice for the edit of my memoir this year. In the past, I had taken a few writing courses with her, and I enjoyed her remarkable ability to bring out the most creative aspects of my writing. I have been enthused by her points for consideration and her sensitivity to my story. She offered a range of thoughts with regard to my subject matter as well as a selection of possible avenues to take in the direction and arc of my story. She is highly skilled at editing and in catering to your needs as a writer, yet does not pander to your whims. She gets her point across with direction and distinction, offering a multitude of thoughts to consider. I highly recommend her for any writing endeavor you may undertake.”

Trina Ferguson, Vancouver, BC

Lecture

 This morning
we’re going to talk about
 impermanence.
We’ll begin with your
birth
 and end with your
 death.
And then we’ll cover
every moment
in between,
before, and beyond.
 

Any questions?