Carolyne Van Der Meer is a journalist, PR professional and university lecturer. Her writing portfolio is extensive, and includes articles from more than 90 publications, among them dailies, business publications, consumer magazines, industry publications, and cultural, book review and academic journals. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing from the Humber School for Writers in Toronto.
She is the author of Motherlode: A Mosaic of Dutch Wartime Experience, published in 2014 by Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Carolyne teaches in McGill University’s Public Relations and Communications Management program, where her focus is on PR tools. She has also facilitated workshops on corporate communications, including for the QWF. She is interested in giving writing workshops to CEGEP students that would explore multi-genre expression, including journal writing, poetry and short story writing, all as elements of life writing, as exemplified by Motherlode.