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A Brief History of My Life As An Artist

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LARA MARGARET MARJERRISON is a queer, neurodivergent, multi-hyphenate using art and words to connect pieces of herself to pieces of the world, sometimes finding glimmers of belonging in the midst.

Born July 2, 1970, Lara is a Canadian artist, based in Toronto, Ontario. She creates in a variety of mediums including literary arts, photography, watercolour, fibre arts, and mixed media. She is the producer and host of the INSIDE STORIES People in Places Podcast.

Lara’s work primarily focuses on giving voice to the voiceless, the misfits, and the underdogs. Her curious and intuitive nature coupled with vigilant observation and resultant understanding of human behaviour—often picking up on what others miss—has allowed her to develop and nurture a deep well of compassion and sensitivity. Influenced by contemplative thought leaders like Audre Lorde, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Priya Parker, as well as more fringe writers like Tom Robbins and Neil Gaiman plus countless visual artists over the years, Lara’s aim is to foster compassion and connection, love and liberation, and ultimately joy. 

Life takes guts. I love your guts.” ~Lara Margaret Marjerrison


  • INSIDE STORIES: People in Places Podcast, Ongoing, Dec 2023-Present

  • LIVED: Childhood, Vol 1, Issue 3, Fall/Winter 2022, Magazine

  • grief & loss & love & sex, Toronto, Indigo Press, 2019, Trade Paperback

  • Midlife on Fire (Anthology), Toronto, Restless Spirit Productions, 2021, Kindle, Trade Paperback

  • Haiku, Chennai, Arts Illustrated, April 30, 2021 Edition, Magazine


  • Indigo Presents: National Poetry Month Poetry Panel with Najwa Zebian, Sabrina Benaim, Micheala Angemeer, Megan Gail Coles, Sanna Wani, Jesse Thistle, Bianca Sparacino, and Lara Margaret Marjerrison, Apr 13, 2022

  • Indigo Presents: In Conversation with Atticus, Lara Margaret Marjerrison, Margaret Atwood, Sabrina Benaim, Tenille K. Campbell, Crowdcast, April 1, 2021

  • Bodies of Stories, (Zoom) Webcast December 13, 2020 

  • grief & loss & love & sex, Warkworth Arts & Heritage, Warkworth, February 21, 2020

  • Indigo Presents: In Conversation with Lara Margaret Marjerrison, Sabrina Benaim, Tenille K. Campbell, Crowdcast, February 3, 2020

  • Meet the Author: Poetry Month, Brockville Public Library, April 27, 2019

  • grief & loss & love & sex, Poetry Tour, April 24-29, 2019

  • True Stories (Told Live) Toronto, Toronto Storytelling Festival, March 13, 2019

  • Raw Storytelling, The Comedy Bar (Cab Room), Toronto, February 27, 2019

  • What’s On at Indigo, Indigo Bay & Bloor, Toronto, January 28, 2019

  • grief & loss & love & sex, Self-Pub Launch, The Burdock, Toronto, October 10, 2018

  • Toronto Poetry Slam, 918 Bathurst, Toronto, August 18, 2018

  • This is Trophy, BRAVE Festival, Harbourfront, Toronto, July 28-29, 2018

  • Stories of Ours, Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, July 26, 2018

  • Voiceover for TDA Global Cycling #200for200 Campaign Promotional Video, June 13, 2017

  • Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids, The Mansion, Kingston, February 11, 2017 

  • High Stakes Storytelling, The Monarch Tavern, Toronto, March 15, 2016


  • The Women Who Lead Series, Staples Advantage Canada, Mississauga, October 29, 2014

  • Brockville Ad and Sales, Brockville Country Club, Brockville, May 14, 2014

  • Power Body Weekend with Susan Sly, Toronto, October 19-21, 2012

  • SLC Marketing Class of 2012 via Ontario East Economic Development, Kingston, March 14, 2012


Installation, Mixed Media, Photography x Encaustic, JINKS Art Factory, Toronto, June 1-30, 2016


Tell Your Story, Storytelling Workshop w/goboomerang, Centre for Social Innovation, Toronto, July 11, 2019


  • Faith Will Be Required, Prosperity Cafe Blog, May 14, 2020

  • Healing Words, Indigo Inspired Blog, January 29, 2019, (reissue) January 29, 2020

  • Author Rides Through Grief.., InQuinte, Quinte West, April 15, 2019

  • Breaking the Pattern: How I Recover, She Does The City Blog, December 18, 2017


  • Suicide Noted Podcast, August 9, 2021 

  • Global News, CKWS Morning Show, Kingston, April 18, 2019

  • The Morning Show with Buzz Collins, Rock 107.5 FM, Belleville, April 18, 2019

  • Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids Podcast, E408, April 9, 2017

  • The Mike Chalut Show, PROUD FM, February 27, 2013

  • The Life Story Project, S1 E1: Falling in Love and Broken Hearts, OWN Network, January 3, 2013

  • The Truth About Teenage Suicide, Documentary Film, Body of Light, 2011

  • The Mom Show, CityLine CityTV, 2007 


  • Jessica Blank Character-Based Storytelling, 2020-Present

  • The Podcasting Workshop, Akimbo, with Seth Godin and Alex DiPalma, 2019

  • Improv Your Acting Theatre Conservatory, 2018-2019

  • Black Isle Group (Private) Speaking Coaching, 2014, 2016, 2018

  • High Stakes Storytelling Intensive, 2017

  • Jupiter J. Makins Scriptshop, 2013

  • Liaison College of Culinary Arts, Diploma with Distinction, Chef de Cuisine, 2010

  • Toronto Image Works Desktop Publishing, Certificate, 2006

  • Gestalt institute of Toronto, Two-Year Training Program, Certificate, 2006

  • Office Administration, Diploma with Distinction, St. Lawrence College, 1995


  • Writer’s Union of Canada, 2019 to Present

  • The Firecracker Department, 2019 to Present

  • Script Reader, Female Voices Rock Film Festival, 2020, 2021, 2022

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Thanks for your interest in my work. For review copies of my books or to book appearances, installations, or interviews, feel free to get in touch and I will get back to you soon!  Many thanks, L.

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