Sophie Anne Edwards
Sophie Anne Edwards (she/her/settler) is a geographer, geopoet, walker, and environmental artist who lives on Mnidoo Mnising|Manitoulin Island, Anishinaabeg territory in northern Ontario, Canada.
She has an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies, a PhD (ABD) from Queen’s U (Canada), and a Certificate in Creative Writing (Humber College). As the founding Artistic/Executive Director of 4elements Living Arts she designed and curated numerous ecological/land-based projects including the Connections Trail which won an Ontario Lieutenant Governor award for cultural landscape heritage preservation; the Drawing Box project; the Bonnie Blink land use history research project (in collaboration with Queen’s U Geography); River School (the Art + Science of River Ecology); and Elemental Festival (multidisciplinary site-specific work). Her creative field-based workshops are popular with artists, walkers, children and educators. Creative work has been published by a number of journals and presses including Room Magazine, Empty Mirror, the Capilano Review, Arc Poetry Magazine, Talking About Strawberries all of the Time, h&, Blasted Tree Press, and Gap Riot Press. Academic and hybrid contributions have been published in several collections, including in Geopoetics in Practice (Magrane et al) and forthcoming in Doing Performative Social Science (Ed: Kip Jones). The two-volume Art of Land-based Early Learning books are influential amongst early learning educators across Canada. Her work is supported by the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts.