WRITING

LITERARY WRITING

 

(M)other, Bouton d’or Acadie, March 2020.

Mère(s) et monde, translated by Sylvie Nicolasm Bouton d’or Acadie, March 2020.

Shortlisted for the 2019 CBC Poetry Prize.

 

 

Psychomachia, Quattro Books, 2016.

Shortlisted for the 2017 ReLit Awards.

Shortlisted for the 2016 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest.

 

 

 

PLAYWRITING

BLISSFUL STATE OF SURRENDER

Blissful State of Surrender, directed by Bronwyn Steinberg, Great Canadian Theatre Company, Feb-March, 2022. Cast list. Shortlisted for 5 Rideau Awards, winner of Best Actress (Dana Užarević)

Praise for Blissful State of Surrender:

“Ottawa writer Sanita Fejzić’s Blissful State of Surrender is her first play but it doesn’t seem like one. Its world premiere at GCTC is impressive for a number of reasons. It accomplishes something rather rare in the theatre — it’s a drama that tackles “heavy” topics but which also successfully delivers flashes of comedy and even a few bits of slapstick.” – Apt613

“Blissful State of Surrender seamlessly blends drama and tragedy with comedy. It is a touching tribute to the strength and resilience of Bosnian families despite the harrowing events they have had to overcome.” – Broadway World

WHY WORRY ABOUT THEIR FUTURES

Why Worry About Their Futures, directed by Joël Beddows, undercurrents festival, Feb, 2023. Cast list.

A triptych of three shorts: “The Sky It Falls” by Keith Barker, “The Auden Test” by Lawrence Aronovitch, and “Expecting” by Sanita Fejzić.

 

CREATIVE NON-FICTION

 

Dis(s)ent, co-edited with George Elliott Clarke, In/Words Magazine and Press (Carleton University), 2018.

 

 

 

 

Refuge(e), co-edited with Lise Rochefort, In/Words Magazine and Press (Carleton University), 2016.

 

 

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

Awards:

Longlisted for the 2020 Flash Fiction Contest, Room Magazine.

Shortlisted for the 2019 Malahat Review Long Poem Prize.

Shortlisted for the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize.

Winner of the 2017 Lillian I. Found Poetry Prize.

Shortlisted for the 2017 Canada ReLit Awards.

Shortlisted for the 2014 and 2016 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest.

Residencies:

Playwrights’ Retreat, Stratford Theatre Festival, Oct-Nov, 2023.

Poet in residence, Late Winter Writers Online Residency – 2023, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, February 6-17, 2023.

Playwright in residence, Great Canadian Theatre Company, 2020-2021.

Writer in residence, Dane Zajc Writers’ Studio, Ljubljana, Slovenia. August 1-30, 2018.

THANK YOU

Beyond acknowledgment, I wish to become worthy of living and working on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin, Anishinabek territory. By becoming worthy, I mean treading lightly and respectfully on this land in ethical relations with others, including nonhumans who co-belong here.

I am grateful for the continued financial support of The City of Ottawa, The Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Fejzić is pronounced fey-zitch. If you can say Nietzsche, you can say Fejzić.