Creative Works

Novel (thesis), in progress

Fæder - a poetry collection, 2012

Her Window - a short story collection, 2011

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.


  • Pura Vida, Renaissance Anthology, 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
  • Verse Afire Tri-Annual Chapbook, 2010-2014


Featured Reader

The Art Bar Poetry Series - Toronto, ON

January 2015

Culture Days - Barrie, ON

September 2014

Culture Days - Orillia, ON

September 2013


Curriculum Development and Instruction in the following courses:

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


Education & Professional Development

MFA ~ Creative Writing (2014-present)

University of British Columbia

Booming Ground, UBC ~ Fiction (2013)
Mentor: Cara Woodruff

Humber School for Writers Summer Workshop
~ Fiction
Mentor: Alistair MacLeod

Post-Graduate Creative Writing Certificate
~ Fiction
Humber School for Writers
Mentor: Susan Swan

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 is currently pursuing 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.




Canadian Authors Association (CAA) - Professional Member

The Ontario Poetry Society

Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP)

The Writers' Community of Simcoe County (WCSC)

Photo credit: Nuccia Morelli

Esther Griffin

Professor | Poet | Fiction Writer

Writing Awards

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

Recent Community Events

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

~ Writing to Reconnect

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

Professional Writing

Business Communication: Process and Product, Sixth Brief Canadian Edition - available January 2018

  • Canadian Author

Business Communication: Process and Product, Fourth Brief Canadian Edition

  • Authored the Enriched Instructor's Manual and Test Bank

        (ISBN 978-0-17-662888-8)

Business Communications: Process and Product, Sixth Canadian Edition

  • Authored website content:Test Yourself, Web Links, Net Questions, and Crossword Puzzles
  • Authored Cengage Now Diagnostic Testing: Pre- and Post-Test Questions, eBook referencing, and asset grid