Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Shauntay Grant

Shauntay Grant is an award-winning writer, spoken word performer, broadcast journalist and musician. She is Halifax's third Poet Laureate (2009/10), and has shared her vibrant blend of poetry and music internationally at festivals and events. Shauntay regularly conducts arts workshops for youth that educate and advocate for self-empowerment and social change.

Shauntay's original works have been broadcast nationally on CBC
Radio, CBC Television and Vision Television. Her first children's
book (Up Home, Nimbus Publishing) won her a 2008 Atlantic Book Award for Best Atlantic Published Book. Up Home is also shortlisted for the 2010 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Awards.

Shauntay has been a regular host of the CBC National Poetry Face-Off. She is the host of All The Best, a music program that airs weekly on CBC Radio One in the Maritimes.

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