About

Starlit Simon is a part-time creative non-fiction writer whose topics frequent music, travel, family and culture.

She began her education in the field of Sociology and graduated with a BA from the University of New Brunswick in 2006. Soon after, Star traveled through Europe and it was then she discovered a dormant passion for writing.

Upon her return to Atlantic Canada she dove in to the field of writing and graduated from Saint Thomas University in 2009 with a BA in journalism and communications.

In May of 2015 she completed her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Non Fiction at the University of Kings College.

Starlit works for the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick as the Indigenous Academic Advisor as well as teaches the Introductory and Intermediate Mi’kmaw Language courses and plans the Annual UNB-MWC Spring Pow-wow.

“Highway-Hunting” across New Brunswick for porcupine quills to create art is one of Star’s latest passions. Images of works created thus far can be found in this website under “Porcupine Quill Art.”

PUBLICATIONS

The Fiddlehead

Book review on Peter J. Clair’s novel

“Taapoategl & Pallet”

Dawnland Voices 2.0

Ma and her Misfits”

Dawnland Voices

“Without a Microphone”

“In Quest of Roadkill”

National Geographic Traveler March 2010 issue

“Without a Microphone”

TRAINING

  • KAIROS Blanket Exercise Facilitator Training
  • Diploma in University Teaching
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Proposal Writing Certificate
  • Allyship & Safe Space Training
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Training
  • Dealing with Difficult People Certificate
  • Dealing with High Risk Kids Training
  • Social Media Optimization Certificate
  • Appreciative Advising Institute

EDUCATION

University of Kings College
MFA: Creative Non Fiction, 2015

Saint Thomas University
BA: Journalism & Communications, 2012

University of New Brunswick
BA: Sociology, 2006