Thank you 

A warm thank you to Susan Swan, Alistair MacLeod, Catherine Graham, Nancy Lee, Annabel Lyon, Susan Musgrave, Sarah Leavitt, Sara Graefe, and Cara Woodruff for their support and wisdom.

A special thank you to Sue Reynolds for providing sanctuary and inspiration.

Recently Published Works

Interviews & Reviews


  • Sorry I Was Such A Dick, Little Bird Stories, Volume 8, Invisible Publishing, 2018
  • Pura Vida, Renaissance Anthology, Piquant Press, 2014


  • Boobs Anthology, 2016
  • Waking Dawn Anthology, 2015
  • Open Heart Anthology, 2013
  • Lemon Tradewinds Anthology, 2013
  • League of Canadian Poets' National Poetry Month, 2013
  • Winsome Words Anthology, 2012
  • Ropedancer Anthology, 2012
  • Spirit Eyes and Fireflies Anthology, 2011

Professional Writing

Canadian Author of Business

Communication: Process and Product, Sixth Brief Canadian Edition, 2018

(ISBN 978-017-672125-1)​​


Canadian Authors Association (CAA) - Professional Member

Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP)

The Writers' Community of Simcoe County (WCSC)

Photo credit: Nuccia Morelli

Creative Works in Progress

~ Lost Harbour, thesis novel

~ Bring Forth, poetry collection

~ Exhibition Park, novel

Featured Reader

The Art Bar Poetry Series - Toronto, ON

January 2015

Culture Days - Barrie, ON

September 2014

Culture Days - Orillia, ON

September 2013

Education & Professional Development

MFA ~ Creative Writing

University of British Columbia (2018)

Booming Ground ~ Fiction    

University of British Columbia (2013)

Summer Workshop ~ Fiction
Humber School for Writers (2012)

Post-Graduate Creative Writing Certificate
~ Fiction

Humber School for Writers (2001)

MA ~ Education
Central Michigan University (2008)

Specialized Honours BA - English
York University (1996)



Esther is a Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. She writes poetry, fiction, and graphic forms and achieved her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. Esther also worked on the Poetry Editorial Board for PRISM international literary magazine from 2014-2016.



Writing Awards

Winner of the 2018 Little Bird Contest, Sarah Selecky Writing School, with judge, Michelle Winters

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)- Canada Graduate Scholarship: Master's Program, Offered 2015

Honourable Mentions - The Ontario Poetry Society, Open Heart 8 Contest, 2013

Honourable Mention - Lake County
Literary Lapses 2013 Poetry Contest

Winning Sentence - Geist Magazine's
2012 Memories of Vancouver

Honourable Mention - The Ontario Poetry Society, Winsome Words Contest, 2012


Curriculum Development and Instruction in the following courses at Georgian College, Barrie, ON:

Canadian Literature - Online/Blended 

~ Canadian Literature and Criticism
~ Career Success
~ College Communications
~ Communications at Work
~ Creative Writing

~ Critical Thinking
~ Exploring Literature

~ Dynamic Presentations
~ Fundamentals of Communications

~ Interpreting Literature
~ Short Writings and Genres
~ Techniques of Writing and Speaking
~ Work Environment Communication - Online
~ Workplace Communications

~ Writing Life: Creative Nonfiction


Esther Griffin
Professor & Writer

Community Events

Workshop Facilitator: CALL (College Association for Language and Literacy) Conference

~ Writing to Reconnect, 2016 & 2018

Workshop Assistant for Anne Michaels: Humber School for Writers' Fall Workshop, 2015

Workshop Facilitator: Canadian Authors Association

~ Scene Analysis, 2015

Poetry Workshop Facilitator: Young Authors of Canada (YAC), 2014

Creative Writing Circle Facilitator: CanWrite! Conference, 2013 & 2014

Contest Judge: Canadian Authors Association

~ 2013 Youth Slam Poetry Competition

Contest Judge: Canadian Authors Association   ~ 2013 & 2014 Short Fiction Contest

Playing with Sound: An Interactive Poetry Workshop - Writers Community of Simcoe County, 2012