Stephanie Wesley, Lac Seul First Nation
Stephanie Wesley is an award-winning writer living in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She has written columns and articles for Wawatay News, NetNewsLedger, and most recently Biidaaban – The Rising Sun. She was also the Youth Editor of SEVEN Nishnawbe Youth Magazine, the publication her writing first appeared in.
Stephanie authored a short story entitled “Sunflower” for the first issue of Voicings Literary Magazine in late 2013. “Sunflower” was Stephanie’s second bout with creative fiction next to the award-winning “Jonas” in 2012. “Jonas” took first place in the senior category for the 2012 Aboriginal Arts & Stories contest. She was given a Governor General’s History Award for “Jonas” in December 2012 at Rideau Hall. Stephanie’s third short story,”Gray Skies,” won first place in a blind jury for the Toronto Indigenous Writers’ Collective’s Poetry & Short Story contest in 2014.
Stephanie has also been published in the book “Writing for Change” which can be ordered through the University of Manitoba, and is available at Neechi Commons in Winnipeg.
Stephanie continues to work as a freelance journalist in Thunder Bay, and is always always always working on that novel.