Shelley Banks is a poet, editor, journalist, fiction writer, corporate writer, blogger and photographer, who holds an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Journalism, and has a passion for creativity.
Her first poetry collection. Exile on a Grid Road, will be published by Thistledown Press in October, 2015.
She has lived in Vancouver, Montreal and Ottawa — and also in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands — and is now based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. (She’s also a fourth generation Saskatchewan resident, which may seem odd, given the rest of her bio, but so life goes…)
Her work has appeared in leading literary magazines, as well as in newspapers and trade, consumer and corporate publications across Canada. In addition to extensive newspaper experience, she worked for more than 15 years in senior corporate communications roles.