I’m a freelance writer/editor in Edmonton, Alberta. I used to write the What’s On pullout thingy  in the Edmonton Journal and a weekly events column in the “ed” section of the same newspaper on Saturdays. Since then, I’ve done communications work, taught writing at Grant MacEwan University, and did some arts administration here and there. Most recently, I wrote for a couple of reality TV shows and then returned to full-time freelancing.

My work is here, on xoJane, Alberta Views, and other places like the U of A’s Engineering magazine. I’m versatile.  Most of my writing is about the arts, but I’m also pretty good at personal essays and lighter work. Those are the most fun, and they are important to my mental health.

I’m always on the lookout for interesting work, so if you need someone like me, drop me a line!

I have this blog because I obviously don’t have enough outlets for self-expression. Seriously though, when I found out some stranger bought marisasano.com, I just knew I had to get marisasano.ca before someone else did. Who knew? There’s a demand.

PS: photo credit to Ryan Parker


One Response to About

  1. Cath Jackel says:

    Hi Mari!

    I don’t have a up to date e-mail address for you (I only had the Rat Creek editor one), and wanted to say hi. It’s been a while. I was looking through the Journal’s dining page, and found your El Rancho review. I agree, the food is excellent. If you ever want company in your restaurant wanderings, give me a shout.

    Have you tried the new Absolutely Edibles space on 96th street? It’s swanky, and the food is great. It’s cheaper than I expected, actually, given the quality. I had the lunch special last Friday. A tasty salad and a skewer of grilled chicken was only 10 bucks.

    Highly recommended.

    Hope you are doing well.


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