Margaret Sweatman


Margaret  Sweatman Title: Associate Professor
Office: 2A35
Building: Ashdown
Phone: 204.786.9332


Margaret Sweatman is a novelist, playwright, poet, and performer. Her plays have been produced by Prairie Theatre Exchange, Popular Theatre Alliance and the Guelph Spring Festival. She has performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra and the National Academy Orchestra, as well as with her own Broken Songs Band.

Margaret Sweatman’s novels have won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the McNally Robinson Book of the Year (twice), the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction (twice), the Carol Shields Award, and the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. With Glenn Buhr, Sweatman won a Genie Award for Best Song in Canadian Film.

Teaching Areas:

Creative writing; Canadian literature; the short story; the novel; poetry.


(W) ENGL-1005.3-005 Intro Read to Write

(F) ENGL-2102.3-002 Intro Creative Writing

(FW) ENGL-3101.6-001 Creative Writing Comprehensive

(W) ENGL-3113.3-001 Writing Short Fiction



Mr. Jones (2014)

The Players (2009)

When Alice Lay Down with Peter (2001)

Sam and Angie (1996)

Fox (1992)

She has published short stories, poetry, essays, chapbooks and libretti over the years with Turnstone Press, Prairie Fire, CV2, The Fiddlehead and elsewhere.


Broken Songs (1995); Learning to Fall (1999); Thru the Wounded Sky (2007); Phenomenological Love Songs (2010).