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I enjoy writing poems, stories and articles for journals and magazines, as well as broadcasting radio and television talks. For some years I was a music producer making music collections for young children.

Here are some of the things I've done.

Television and Radio Broadcasts:

Writing outdoors on a very hot day in Mexico
"My Dinner with Glenn Gould" Sunday Edition, CBC Radio 1, April 15, 2007
"Galloping Grannie," First Person Singular, CBC Radio 1, February, 2003
"Teleshopping," First Person Singular, CBC Radio 1, September, 2000
"Visit to India," 50 UP, CBC National Television, March, 1997

“My Father’s Secret Past,” Facts and Arguments, Globe &Mail, September 24, 2009
“It Doesn’t Help to Ask How to Help,” Facts and Arguments, Globe & Mail, March, 2008
“Women Who Travel With Men,” 1998 Honorable Mention from Periodical Writers Association of Canada
“In Stony Ground,” Western People Magazine, Western Producer, June 6, 1996
“Aunt Nancy’s Chair,” Modern Woman, MacLean Hunter Pub. December, 1995
“Visit to India: Mother of the Groom,” Modern Woman, MacLean Hunter Pub. June, 1995
“Hear Me, Heal Me,” Saturday Review, Vancouver Sun, Oct.1, 1994

"Treasures", Canadian Poems for Canadian Kids, Subway Press, Vancouver, 2005
"A Strange Place," Event, Vancouver, Fall 2003.
"The Old Print," The Fed Anthology, Federation of B.C. Writers, Anvil Press, Vancouver, Spring 2003
Translations: Blanca Varela, Seven Poems, Antigonish Review, NS, Fall 2000
"The Man," Winner, People's Poem Awards, People's Poetry Letter, Winter/Spring, 1995
"Things That Are Real," runner-up Orillia International Poetry Festival, 1995
"Sayulita," Fauquier Poetry Journal, Virginia, USA, 1995
"Making Gingersnaps," Fauquier Poetry Journal, Virginia, USA, 1995

Music recordings:
Birds, Beasts and Babes, sing-along cassette and book. Winner of Parents Guide Award, American Library Assn., 1989

The Gold Record awarded
to Lullabies and Laughter
with the Lullaby Lady


Lullabies and Laughter with the Lullaby Lady, a cassette and book for parents and children. Winner of the Gold Record Award, Canada, 1988
Sing a Rainbow, an original musical cassette for children by Mahri Sherlock, 1990
Reach for the Sun and Joy of Fitness - fitness music cassettes, 1993

Other activities:
An essay, "Saskatchewan Sojourn", won third prize in the 2010 Federation of BC Writers contest for creative non-fiction
Selected for "Off the Page" presentation: Federation of BC writers, 2010 and 2001
Writer-in-residence: Wurlitzer Foundation for the Arts, Taos, New Mexico, August - October, 1997
Named Emerging B.C Writer, Federation of B.C.Writers, 1996
Writer-in-residence: Wallace Stegner House, Eastend, Saskatchewan. May-July,1995

Winner, Milton Acorn People's Poem Award for "The Man", People's Poetry, Winter/Spring 1995