Toronto’s Robin L Harvey has published the poetry book PTSD Poems to Slay Demons. She writes on pop culture, books, theatre and the arts for notthepublicbroadcaster.com and reviews for Indie Reader. Over her career, she’s been an award-winning reporter, editor, critic and public editor at The Toronto Star. Her latest book, a poetry collection is available through Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble and Goodreads.
Before her writing career, she performed in Canadian theatre at Bastion Theatre, Stage West, Actor’s Trunk, Buddies in Bad Times and the Shaw Festival.
She’s been published in The Globe and Mail, the National Post, and the Southam and Sun news chains and was Managing Editor of AWS Publishing. She’s read her work live at The Middle of Nowhere’s performance series, (a podcast from Toronto’s Alchemy Restaurant,) read at Toronto’s Hirut Café’s literature series, Old Words Story Telling at Toronto’s Free Times Cafe, and at Toronto’s Sneaky Dee’s poetry slams.
A graduate of the Humber School for Writers, her poetry won a Letter of Distinction from its post-degree Graduate Certificate Program. A mental health advocate, Harvey’s helped found the Institute for Journalism Studies in Addiction and Mental Health and coordinated the Check-Up from the Neck Up anti-stigma campaign, for which she was honoured by CAMH with the Courage to Come Back Award. A former guest lecturer at Seneca College and Guelph University she’s been featured in panel presentations at The University of Toronto and Ryerson University.