miranda beachTeaching

Since completing a Masters of Fine Art at the University of British Columbia Miranda has taught Writing Workshops at the undergraduate level at UBC’s Department of Creative Writing and Simon Fraser University Department of Women’s Studies, as well as numerous Continuing Studies courses at both UBC and SFU. She was the Poetry Mentor for SFU’s The Writer’s Studio from 2007 to 2011.

 

Miranda also works privately with emerging or established poets: "This is personalized depending on the state of the project and level of experience. I can meet for one or two sessions to discuss a few poems, or I can work as an editor on a manuscript-in-process, up to the point where it is ready to send to a publisher"

 

Miranda occasionally write essays and poetry reviews for literary magazines.

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Testimonials from students:

 

"Miranda was my first poetry mentor. Her teaching style and love of poetry lit a fire in me that burns strong to this day. At all times she was gracious, kind and very supportive. She offered the kind of mentorship that allowed me to explore and grow quickly as a poet. I am very grateful to have had such a good first experience. ~ All my Relations ~ " Jónína Kirton

Jónína Kirton
Métis/Icelandic
poet/author & facilitator
www.joninakirton.wix.com/poet

 

“Miranda Pearson performed an excellent job of editing my third manuscript. Her editing was thorough, consistent and thoughtful. She also advised on how and where to get published and on how the publishing industry works. Miranda is a very well established and respected part of the Vancouver literary scene. I would wholeheartedly recommend her as an editor to any other writers.”
~ Alan Hill

 

“Miranda Pearson has been an inspiration to me since her poetry mentorship at Simon Fraser University. Later I leaned (many times) on her shoulder for editing advice and expertise. Miranda's pleasant, easy going demeanour, along with her gift with words, makes her a delight to work with. The bonus is you learn so much along the way.” ~Jane Mellor 
www.janemellor.com