Noelle Bickle is a writer, editor and creative writing instructor certified to facilitate writing workshops using the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) Method. She is a graduate of both the Journalism and Public Relations Programs from Durham College, and is a Humber School for Writers alumni. Her passion is writing gritty young adult fiction, and her work has been published in multiple anthologies and magazines.
Noelle works as Program Director with the Canadian Authors Association (CAA), and is heading up a youth initiative, Young Authors of Canada (YAC). An extension of CAA’s motto of writers helping writers, YAC aims to engage youth an interest in wriring to hone thier craft and fuel thier passion for words.She has served as president on the board of directors for the Writers’ Community of Simcoe County, and as speaker coordinator for the Writers Community of Durham Region. She is an affiliate with Amherst Writers and Artists, and a member of both the Editors Association of Canada, and the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs.
She teaches a wide range of writers: youth-at-risk, underserviced populations, closet-writers working in the corporate world, young mothers, and vibrant seniors – all with a wealth of stories to tell. She also works with writers with a varied level of experience – from those just diving into the art form to emerging, established, and published authors. She is currently working on her second novel.
Catch up on what’s going on at her blog spot: boundbytheword.wordpress.com.