Laura Lush has an Honours B.A. in English and Creative Writing from York University and an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from The University of Calgary.
Currently, she is working on her M.Ed. in Teacher Training and Curriculum Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
has also done several writing workshops at the Banff Centre for Fine Arts
, where she
was awarded the Bliss Carman Award for poetry.
books include Hometown (Signal Editions, 1991), which was nominated for the 1992 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry
, Fault Line (Signal Editions, 1997), The First Day of Winter (Ronsdale Press, 2002), in which selections of this book tied for second place in the 2002 CBC Literary Contest, and a collection of short stories, Going to the Zoo (Turnstone Press, 2002).
Since 1997, she has been an instructor in the English Language Program at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies, where she teaches academic English and creative writing.
has also taught numerous creative writing workshops in Toronto and was one of the creative writing mentors for the University of Guelph's inaugural Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program in 2007.