Sheila E. Tucker is a writer, poet, graphic designer and painter. Her work has been published in anthologies, magazines, newspapers and e-zines. She recently served as editor-in-chief for an Ontario anthology of prose, visual art and poetry, and founded and hosts Poetry&Prose, a monthly literary salon in Oakville. Sheila studied English literature at the University of Toronto, and is a member of The Ontario Poetry Society. She is also in the Heliconian Club for Women in the Arts and Letters, where she is active in selection committees, book projects and author events.

Sheila arrived in Canada in 1985 and eventually settled in Toronto, where she worked for an international company for eighteen years as a professional editor and graphic designer. Prior to this, she wore many hats, including donut baker in a Welsh holiday camp; private English teacher in a Greek city; barmaid in a Spanish resort; nanny in a Belgian town; kitchen help in an Israeli kibbutz; boutique manager in a British Columbian mall; and farmhand at an English quail farm. She climbed Masada to meditate on the Roman siege, dodged bullets during the Iranian Revolution and scared off a flasher in Waterloo. Sheila thinks her next book will have to be about the adventures of working with, or around, people!

Sheila lives in Oakville with her husband, David, a retired professor and film producer, and current author. Her hobbies include gardening, painting, reading, cycling and travel.

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Downtown Oakville Writers Group

Enjoy discussions, readings and meeting like-minded individuals

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