Natalie Meisner, PhD

Administrative title: Director of Changemaking

Academic title: Professor and Poet Laureate of Calgary

PhD (University of Calgary)
MFA  Creative Writing (University of British Columbia)
BA (Dalhousie/Kings University)

Office: EA3122
Phone: 403.440.5925


 A playwright / poet from Nova Scotia, a full Prof at MRU and Calgary’s 5th Poet Laureate. Her work deploys the power of comedy for social change.  BADDIE ONE SHOE is a collection of odes to renegade women. LEGISLATING LOVE: THE EVERETT KLIPPERT STORY illuminates the life of the last Canadian jailed for homosexuality. SPEED DATING FOR SPERM DONORS was a hit at Lunchbox & Neptune. DOUBLE PREGNANT: TWO LESBIANS MAKE A FAMILY topped non-fiction lists and MY MOMMY, MY MAMA, MY BROTHER & ME is about a two-mom biracial family finding community.


Selected Scholars Activity

Baddie One Shoe (Frontenanc House) 

Speed Dating For Sperm Donors (Playwright's Canada Press)

Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story (University of Calgary Press)

My Mommy, My Mama, My Brother & Me (Nimbus Publishing)

Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family (Fernwood Publishing)

Selected Honours. Grants and Awards

  • Growing Up Salty (Fernwood Publishing)
  • Fifth Poet Laureate of Calgary
  • Canadian National Playwriting Award, first place
  • Alberta Playwriting Award, first place

Link to my professional website.

Link to my curriculum vitae.