Curriculum Vitae

SANDRA JENSEN: PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Creative Writing 1987 – Present

Publications:

“Even In Ruin” – Masala, Descant 162, winter 2013/14, Canada (fiction)
“La Llorona” – Springbok Publications Wildlife Anthology, 2013, UK
“Fault Lines” – Southeast Review issue 31.1,  Spring 2013, USA
“War” - audio publication, The Drum Literary Magazine, Fall 2012, USA
“Birth” – World Literature Today, – November 2012, USA
“Small Things” – A Winter’s Guide to Melancholia, Descant 159, A Winter Reader, Canada – Winter 2012
“Minotaur” – Lightship Anthology 2, November 2012, United Kingdom
“117 Days” – bosque, ABQ Writers Co-op, November 2012, USA
“So Long, Marianne” – Unthology No 3, Winter 2012, Unthank Books, Norwich, United Kingdom
“So Long, Marianne” – the Winners, The Bridport Prize, 2012, UK
“The Sandman” – 12th International Conference on the Short Story Anthology,  June 2012, USA
“Athens by Night” – Reader’s Digest, April 23, 2012, UK
“The Offering” – The Raven Chronicles Vol 16, #1 “Matters of the Spirit”, Spring 2012 USA
Athens by Night” – 100 Word Story, 2012, USA
“War” – Nil Desperandum, audio fiction podcast Jan. 2012, USA
The Promise” – Irish Times, November 2011 Ireland
Workout” – 100 Word Story, 2011, USA
La Llorona” – Cezanne’s Carrot, Summer 2011 USA
“Mihalis and the Mermaid” – Fiddlehead No. 247, Spring 2011, Canada
“Karaoke Girl” – FlashMob Myebook, UK, 2011
“Recreating History” – The Toronto Quarterly Issue 7, 2011, Canada
Square Root” – The Drum, 2011 (audio fiction), United States
“Romeo and the Lonely Girl” – Carousel, April 2011, Canada
“La Llorona”, “Blue Moon”, “War”, “The Sandman”,
“Square Root”, “The Good Wife”, “The Psychology of Crime” *Ether Books Mobile Publishing, December 2010, United Kingdom
“Dojo” – Flash Fiction Magazine, Winter 2010 University of Chester, United Kingdom
“Write or Die” – Unthology No 1, Winter 2010, Unthank Books, Norwich, United Kingdom
On Havelock” – Fleetings, 2010, United Kingdom
The Good Wife” – The Drum, 2010 (audio fiction), United States
The Psychology of Crime ” – Per Contra, 2010 (fiction), United States
“The Good Wife” – AGNI 71, 2010, Boston University, United States
“Soldier Boy” – Chautauqua 2010, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, United States
“Square Root” – Prism Review 12, 2010 (fiction), University of La Verne, United States
“Romeo and the Lonely Girl” – Takahe 67, (fiction), 2009 Takahe Collective Trust, New Zealand
On the Line with Johnny Noo-Noos” – Quicksilver 1.2, 2009 (fiction), The University of Texas at El Paso, United States
“War” – Sou’wester, Fall 2008 (fiction), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, United States
“Petite Princess” – Common Ties, July 2008 (creative non-fiction), United States
“Biker Justice” – Common Ties, June 2008 (creative non-fiction), United States
“A Walk in the Bush” – Santa Fe Writers Project, May 2008 (fiction), United States
Judgement Day” – Word Riot, March 2008 (fiction), United States
The Sandman” – The Dublin Quarterly, Issue 12, Jan – Feb 2008 (fiction), Ireland
Sixty-nine Dollars” – r.kv.ry. Quarterly, Winter 2008 vol. iii no. 2 (fiction), United States
“La Llorona” – Versal Six, Spring 2008 (fiction), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sunrise Café” – VerbSap, Fall 2007 (creative non-fiction), United States
“Ian Buruma – blind to Japanese chauvinism?” – The Whole Earth Review, Spring 1991 (non-fiction), United States

Forthcoming Publications:
“Photographing Nell” – audio publication, Sniplits, 2014 USA
“Gone Fishing” – Wasafiri, The Open University in London, 2014, UK

(*
Ether Books Mobile Publishing, UK, stories available for download onto iPod and mobile devices)

Theatre:

“Suzi Got Her Lips Tattooed”– Far Fetched Productions, co-writer, 1994, Canada
“Good in Bed” – Far Fetched Productions, dramaturge, 1993, Canada
“Coincidence” – Drill Hall productions, co-writer, 1987, UK
“The Party” – Group of Three, writer, 1987, UK

Grants and Bursaries

Arts Council Ireland, Literature Bursary Award, 2012
Arts Council Ireland, Travel Grant, 2011 & 2012
Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant, 2011
Canada Council for the Arts Grants to Professional Writers, 2010

Awards for Fiction:

The Bridport Prize, Highly Commended, 2012
bosque Fiction Prize, ABQ Writers Co-op, USA, winner 2012
Short Fiction’s 6th Annual Short Story Competition, University of Plymouth UK, short listed, 2012
The Lightship International Flash Fiction Prize, UK, short listed 2012
The Writer’s Union of Canada, Postcard Story Competition, finalist 2012
Southeast Review, World’s Best Short-Short Story Contest, finalist 2012
Reader’s Digest UK 100 Word Story Competition, commended, 2012
Eric Hoffer Award, USA, finalist 2012
Best of the Net, 2011 Nominee
Msylexia Women’s First Novel Competition, long-listed, 2011
Over The Edge New Writer of the Year, Galway, Ireland, short-listed fiction finalist, 2011
J.G. Farrell Award for best novel-in-progress 2011, West Cork Literary Festival
Elephant Prize for Short Fiction, semi-finalist, 2011
Lightship Publishing’s First Chapter competition, long-listed, 2011
Flashmob Writing Competition, finalist, 2011
Fish One-Page Prize, short-listed, 2011
The Fiddlehead 20th Annual Literary Contest, Honourable Mention, 2011
Wordhustler Page to Screen Story Contest, finalist, 2011
The Bridport Prize, finalist 2010
Red Room’s Scandalously Short Story Contest, winner, 2010
Fleeting Magazine Best Short Writing in the World, finalist 2010
The Scott Prize (Salt Publishing) shortlisted, 2010
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest, commended, 2009
Glimmer Train’s Family Matters, honourable mention, April 2009 and 2007
Fish Short Story Prize short story prize, short listed, 2008/2009
Glimmer Train Press’s Open Fiction, honourable mention, 2008 and 2010
Perigree Fiction Contest, finalist, 2009
Arthur Edelstein Prize for Short Fiction, finalist 2009
Southwest Review’s David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize, finalist 2008
Glimmer Train Press’s Very Short Fiction, honourable mention, 2008
William Van Wert Memorial Fiction Award, finalist, 2008
Writers at Work Fellowship competition, fiction finalist 2008
Over The Edge New Writer of the Year, long-listed fiction finalist, 2008  & 2009
SFWP Literary Awards Program, fiction finalist 2007
New Millennium Writings, Award for fiction, honourable mention 2007
This Magazine’s 11th Annual Great Canadian Literary Hunt, fiction finalist 2007
Event Magazine, creative non-fiction contest, short-listed 1991

Conferences, Residencies and Literary Festivals

The Galle Literary Festival, Sri Lanka – invited participant, 2011 and forthcoming in 2014
12th International Conference on the Short Story, Little Rock, Arkansas – guest writer, 2012
Sirenland Writer’s Conference, Italy – participant, 2011 & 2012
Wired Writing Studio, The Banff Centre, Canada  – participant 2011/2013
The Charles Pick Fellowship, University of East Anglia, shortlisted, 2011
El Gouna Writers’ Residency, Egypt, June 2011, postponed

Forthcoming:
13th International Conference on the Short Story, Vienna, Austria 2014 – guest writer & panellist “Liminality in the Threshold Story

Public Readings and Events:

Flash Fiction Rapid Fire Reading, Cork International Short Story Festival, Cork, Ireland 2012
A Postcard to Banff, Excellent Excerpts: Five Wired Writers, Toronto, Canada 2012
Reading of “The Sandman” and “Fault Lines” at the 12th International Conference on the Short Story in English, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2012
Flash Fiction: The Little Story that Could – author on roundtable discussion also featuring Robert Olen Butler, Nuala Ní Chonchúir and Tania Hershman – 12th International Conference on the Short Story in English, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2012
Reading of “La Llorona” May, 2008, for the launch of Versal 6, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Monthly readings of emerging writer’s works, 2007 – 2009 at Lough Allua Arts & Healing, Co. Cork, Ireland

Teaching – 2006 – 2012:

“How to get published” seminar, Galle Literary Festival, Sri Lanka, January 2011
“Aspiring writers: Do you dream of being published?” seminar, British Council, Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 2011
“Diving Deeper” – U.S.A., Ireland, the Netherlands and Germany and online at divingdeeper.com: creative writing courses and workshops,
writing mentorship (see: “Diving Deeper” interview by Catherine Ketch in the Irish Examiner, March 16, 2007)

EDUCATION

Halfway-Through, novel-writing workshop with Gillian Slovo, West Cork Literary Festival, 2011
Freefall writing workshops with Barbara Turner-Vesselago, Canada, UK, Spain 1996 – 2011
Deena Metzger – writing intensive, Los Angeles, US, Spring 2009
David Deida 3D Teacher Training Certificate, Boulder, US 2004
Interactive Multimedia Applications Certificate – DMS, Toronto, Canada 1994
Electronic Prepress Certificate – ITDC, University of Toronto, Canada 1993
Certificate in Creative Writing – George Brown College, Toronto, Canada 1992
Photography and Semiotics – Polytechnic of Central London, England 1984
B.A. Hons., Classical Studies & Ancient Greek – Bristol University, England, 1981

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current:

• Volunteer for the Little Fireface Project UK, saving the slow loris via ecology, education and  empowerment
• Volunteer for Život, Bosnia and organiser of AWAB, Animal Welfare Advocates for Bosnia, UK, raising awareness and funds to stop animal suffering in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Previous:

• Guest writer on the Mslexia blog (http://www.mslexia.co.uk/blog), UK publication for women writers
• Consultant & project manager for Corporate Communications on CIBC.com and CIBCToday (intranet) – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Head Office
• Designed and built websites for private and corporate clients
• Taught computer graphic applications at university level in Canada and as a volunteer teacher in Dharamsala, India to Tibetan refugees
• Personal Guidance via email; health and relationship counsellor
• Taught Jeet Kune Do and self-defense for women, Toronto, Canada
• Exhibited photographs in solo and group exhibitions in Ireland, Canada & UK
• Performed as a mime, actress and performance artist, UK
• Hosted live community arts programs for radio, Canada
• Professional weaver in Donegal and taught weaving to students from Dublin’s Newpark Comprehensive school transition year at the Glencolumbkille Craft Centre and at The Open College, Belfast
• Weaving incorporated into the textile art project: “Gulf Stream Project” on permanent display at the Donegal County Museum in Letterkenny
• Exhibited weaving at the Royal Dublin Craft Fair

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