Stephen Davids - Writerly Activities

Stephen Davids Writerly


This part of the website features only my writing and related activities.

For a more complete history, see my profile on LinkedIn

Stephen Davids


As of September 2018, I began teaching as a Contract Lecturer in the Department of English at Lakehead University.  In my first year, I developed and delivered a course called: ENG 3036 FDE: PROFESSIONAL WRITING - DIGITAL CONTEXTS.



As a volunteer, I have been investing time and effort to help bring literary events to the Orillia area, also known as Lake Country.  Examples include the annual Leacock Medal Gala event, the Giiwenh First Nations Literary Event, and acting as a 2017 poetry contest judge for the Leacock Museum and National Historic Site.


In 2015 I completed my MA thesis, earning a Master of Arts with Merit. The thesis is a poetic treatment of the subject of gender and follows two young trans-women on their journey to self-actualization.  It was well-received by the Academy and has been published at Theses Canada, Library and Archives Canada.


All writers should be readers first, and as part of my Master of Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Surrey, I studied writers and genres I would never normally have read for pleasure. In my own time, I now read well-written books. The course lowered my tolerance for poor writing.


One book I recommend to other aspiring writers is Stephen King's (2000) excellent treatise 'On Writing.'  If the link doesn't work, get it from Amazon, your bookstore, or the library. 


I have read my work at open mic events in Guildford, Surrey (photo on this page).   The events were produced by Janice Windle & Dónall Dempsey of The 1000 Monkeys.  They maintain a website that includes photos and videos of some of the performances, including mine. 


I connect with Publishers, Editors, Literary Agents, Illustrators, and other Writers/Authors through LinkedIn and Twitter.

This website can be fairly static, so please follow me @swdavids, as it is the most active feed of my ongoing news and activity.