After growing up in Montreal and travelling in Europe, where she started journaling as a method of self-discovery and transformation, Ahava Shirla moved to Salt Spring Island searching for a sense of community. In the years since, Ahava’s work as a writer and artist has resulted in the creation of a variety of writing groups and workshops for all ages.
Author of a book of poetry, Womb: Weaving of My Being (1998), a poetry CD, Love is Like This (2010), and the book collaboration Writing Alone Together (2014) with Wendy Judith Cutler and Lynda Monk, Ahava received her doctorate in Language & Literacy Education from UBC. Her poems and essays are published in several academic anthologies and journals.
More information about Ahava Shira is available here.
- Womb: Weaving of my Being (1998)
- Love Is Like This (2010)
- Writing Alone Together: Journalling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection (2014) by Ahava Shira, Wendy Judith Cutler, and Lynda Monk