Shaena Lambert

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To buy Shaena's books, visit one of the online retailers below:

Amazon (Canada)
Oh, My Darling
The Falling Woman

Amazon (USA)

Amazon (UK)

Amazon (Germany)
Die fallende Frau

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Teaching & Mentoring

Please note: Going under the Words, 2108, is now sold out. If you are interested, please contact Hollyhock and put your name on the waitlist, or you can contact me about next year’s session.

Going Under the Words

This May 18-23, 2018,  I will again be  leading Going Under the Words: Writing Fiction and Memoir, a five-day intensive writing workshop at Hollyhock Retreat Centre on Cortes Island. Information is now available from Hollyhock, or contact me directly. Please note: scholarships are available. This is an intensive workshop, in a stunning and inspiring location.  Writers need to send in 10 pages of fiction — short story, novel or memoir — at least two weeks in advance.

Here are a few responses to last year’s sold-out course:

“Shaena Lambert is outstanding generous accessible. Subtantial value packed into five days. Thank you!” — Oriane Lee Johnston.

“Shaena is great — so knowledgeable, gracious, and full of honed tools to offer. Her incisive writing carries over into incisive teaching.” — Carrie Saxifrage.

“Shaena was a fantastic facilitatro who gave %120 and what she gave was really valuable on a personal and professional level.”

“A marvellous setting, scrumptious food, and inspiring program. Shaena is brilliant, creative, organized and insightful.”

“Writing and Hollyhock are the perfect combination.” — Alison Brewin

“Shaena Lambert prepared and delivered, and invested enormously in our work. She facilitated our learning deeply, and we created a tight community in our five days together.” — James Leslie


Fiction and Memoir Writing Boot Camp

This January, 2018, I will teach a Fiction and Memoir Writing Boot Camp as part of the Writers’ Studio of Simon Fraser University. It is a two-day course, over two Saturdays, with a lot of intensive writing between the two weekends. It’s a great way to get your writing muscles working , and to get the new year off to a great start, making deep work on a manuscript. More information to come soon from The Writers’ Studio.



In 2018 I am leading the Writers’ Studio Graduate workshops, from February 1st to mid-July. This is an intensive master class for a small group of six writers who have completed the Writers’ Studio year-long intensive and are working to complete their manuscripts. For more information, please contact Wayde Compton, director of the Writers’ Studio, Simon Fraser University.