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Elise Moser



Elise Moser

Elise Moser has been publishing short stories in anthologies and literary journals since 2003. Cormorant Books published her first novel, Because I Have Loved and Hidden It, in 2009, and her YA novel, Lily and Taylor, was published to excellent reviews by Groundwood Books in 2013. It also won a spot on the American Library Association’s list 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults. She has led short story workshops and mentored aspiring writers for the Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF). She has also spoken or offered writing workshops to students at Western Laval and Rosemere High Schools.

Suggested reading*

Lily and Taylor (Groundwood Books, 2013)
Because I Have Loved and Hidden It
(Cormorant Books, 2009)
“Sand Hill” in Tesseracts Seventeen: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast to Coast (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2013)

*These titles have been suggested by the author based on the activities that he/she proposes to students.
It is, however, up to teachers to verify whether the titles are appropriate for their groups (age and education level, specific context, etc.).
Teaching staff are invited to contact the author for clarification on this aspect and assistance in preparing their groups for his/her visit.

Proposed approach and type of activities

Elise enjoys sharing her love of reading and writing and believes that everyone, at every skill level, can find satisfaction in sharpening their skills and expressing themselves. It would be ideal for students to have read one of her stories or books in advance. She will read briefly and then lead students through a discussion and a series of hands-on writing exercises. She will encourage them to use their critical skills, express their ideas, and explore the ways that both form and content work for them.

Students can ask anything about writing or becoming a writer. For example, audiences have often been interested in hearing what it was like to write about violence in Lily and Taylor, or how much of her writing is based on Elise’s personal experiences.

Writing exercises aim to get students writing and having fun with it. Students can write about whatever they feel like, or subjects can be related to work currently being done in class.

Special conditions

For information

Elise Moser
Phone : 514-843-9371
Email :

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