Julie Salverson

Julie Salverson's book Lines of Flight, An Atomic Memoir is available in Canada and the US (publisher Wolsak & Wynn). Her plays and librettos include Thumbelina (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Over the Japanese Sea (Tapestry New Opera), Boom (a clown play about land mines), with Patricia Fraser (youth groups in Canada, U.S. and Thailand) and The Haunting of Sophie Scholl (Queen's University). Essays on witnessing, testimony and ethics have been published in book anthologies and journals including Theatre, Theatre Research in Canada, Theatre Topics, and Canadian Theatre Review. She is the author of the libretto for Shelter, a clown opera about the atomic bomb composed by Juliet Palmer, produced by Tapestry New Opera Works and Edmonton Opera.  She has worked on theatre and creative development projects with diverse communities across Canada. She currently runs workshops for first responders and the military, practicing resiliency through the exchange and development of stories.  She edited Popular Theatre and Performance, and Community Engaged Theatre and Performance (Playwrights Canada Press, 2010,2011) General Editor Ric Knowles).  

Website: jsalverson.wordpress.com



Award Category Year Play
Julie Salverson CBC Literary Awards Finalist Creative NonFiction 2009
Julie Salverson The Malahat Review:Special Mention, Creative NonFiction 2008