Shauntay Grant is a writer and storyteller from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has shared her blend of poetry and music internationally at festivals and events, and as Halifax’s third Poet Laureate she organized Canada’s first national gathering of Canadian Poets Laureate in 2010. Shauntay holds bachelor’s degrees in both Music and Journalism. She is currently pursuing graduate studies in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.
A dynamic writer and storyteller, Shauntay’s work has earned her invitations to present at local and international events including Canada’s national Word On The Street festivals (Halifax, Toronto, Kitchener), Ottawa’s Versefest, the Vancouver Writers Fest (where she was the 2010 Writer In Residence), Moncton’s Frye Festival, Toronto’s Luminato Festival, Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail Writers Festival, Australia’s National Young Writers’ Festival, Jamaica’s International Maroon Convention, and the 10th Anniversary Launch of the Freedom Schooner Amistad in Havana, Cuba.