Maaja Wentz’s Dionysus-inspired poem “Fallow God,” appeared in EDGE’s Urban Green Man anthology. The experimental story “You,” won a prize in the national Norma Epstein Foundation competition for Creative Writing. She holds an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto, where she studied works in English and French, and developed a life-long fascination with the ‘Gargantuan’ works of Francois Rabelais.
Maaja’s articles have appeared in Today’s Bride, and the Word Weaver. Her one-act play, Midnight Fran-pire, was produced at ‘Fran’s Café’ by Toronto’s Alumnae Theatre. She recently won a writer’s grant from the Writers’ Circle of Durham Region. She is a member of the WCDR, the Sunburst Award Society, and the Ontario Library Association.
Partial to live readings, Maaja has performed her work at poetry slams, reading series, and science fiction and fantasy conventions. She has participated in panel discussions on topics ranging from Wattpad, to technology in education, to fiction reviews and critiques.
Maaja’s recent projects include a serial novel, Feeding Frenzy, and an interactive novel called Cliffhanger Castle, the first book of its kind on Wattpad. She is a Judge for the Mash Stories Competition. A teacher-librarian, and the author/ producer of several children’s plays, she can be reached her through her website at maajawentz.com.