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Marjorie has been a columnist with the Globe and Mail and music columnist for the Sunday Telegram. She’s participated in both the Writing Studio and Writing With Style programs at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Marjorie was Chair, The Writers’ Union of Canada 2017-18. As a musician, she was the first female member of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Band. She holds a M.A. (English Language and Literature) from Memorial University of Newfoundland.  Marjorie’s lived in Switzerland, Spain, Toronto, Calgary, Illinois and Wisconsin. She makes her home now in her native St. John’s.

  • Short-listed Golden Sheaf Award Documentary Biography (Regarding Our Father)
  • Silver in the National Magazine Awards
  • Four time winner NL Arts and Letters Awards (Non-fiction)
  • Finalist (co-contributor) in the Atlantic Journalism Awards
  • Finalist (twice) in The Writers’ Union of Canada Postcard Story Competition
  • Two time co-winner (with John W. Doyle) CBC Radio Award for Programming Excellence

  • Juror for Saskatchewan Book Awards (Non-fiction)
  • Reader for the CBC Literary Competition (Creative Non-fiction)
  • Juror for the NL Book Awards (Non-fiction)
  • Juror NL Arts and Letters Awards (Non-fiction)
  • Juror Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
  • Juror Canada Council for the Arts Millenium Arts Fund
  • Juror, Canada Council Writing Program

  • Haig-Brown Writer-in-Residence at Campbell River, B.C.
  • Mentor in Visiting Writers Program at Memorial University
  • Editing for Flanker Press and Long Beach Press
  • Manuscript Evaluation for Writers Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador (WANL)
  • Mentor through WANL and to private clients (fiction and non-fiction)
  • Workshop in writing and publishing for WANL
  • Instructor in Creative Writing: Non-Fiction at Memorial University
  • Instructor in Travel Writing (Division of Lifelong Learning) Memorial University
CBC Radio
  • Host That Time of the Night
  • Guest Host The Arts Tonight and Stereo Morning
  • Co-writer/co-host (with John W. Doyle) The Doyle Bulletin
  • Writer/host of CBC radio short series Summers of My Discontent and Seven Deadly Sins
  • Regular commentator, panelist, guest on Morningside, Gabereau, Commentary
  • Producer Arts National, Weekend AM, Performance Hour
  • Host Musicraft
(Selected) Panels and Presentations
  • Comic Relief: Writing Humour in Creative Non-Fiction. Creative Non-Fiction Collective (national)
  • Writing from My Centre. The Writers' Union of Canada (national)
  • Ethnomusicologists and Film Makers (discussing their projects). Music, Media and Place institute of Memorial University (international)
Marjorie Doyle
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