Mary Ann Moore brings her passion for poetry and for writing as a spiritual and wellness practice to the Writing Life Circles she offers in Nanaimo, British Columbia and beyond. As a poet, writer, writing mentor and circle leader, she has twenty years of experience writing in community and finds great delight in seeing people awaken their creative potential. She offers a nine-month mentoring program, by distance, called Writing Home: A Whole Life Practice. Mary Ann’s poetry, fiction and personal essays have appeared in chapbooks; literary journals including Prairie Fire, Carousel, Room, Freefall and Vallum; anthologies including Living Artfully: Reflections from the Far West Coast; and on CD: When My Heart is Open. Her book reviews and travel pieces have appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Vitality magazine, More Living magazine and at A full-length book of her poems, Fishing for Mermaids, was published by Leaf Press in 2014. Mary Ann writes a blog at