The works & sagas of author & performer Sapha Burnell

About

Overlapping science, myth & gender.

Public Speaker. Activist.

The Writers' Union of Canada BC/Yukon Rep.

Comparative mythologist. 

A Martial Artist & BC/Yukon Regional Rep for The Writer's Union of Canada, Sapha focuses on ancient mythology in futurist settings.

A Martial Artist & BC/Yukon Regional Rep for The Writer's Union of Canada, Sapha focuses on ancient mythology in futurist settings.

Sapha is like a young Wolfgang Pauli, in every laboratory he went, there was a little explosion.
— David Roomy
Just as the original, or ancient, circus was a place to proudly display one’s physical prowess, Burnell puts on a creative tour de force for her readers through five acts and an Epilogue that combine to make a work of jaw-droppingly beautiful discovery.
— Kevin Hogan
 

Sapha Burnell

Sapha was born in Vancouver, BC in the 80’s and teethed on images of the Berlin Wall falling down. The product of Vancouver's multiculturalism, she steeped in divergent cultures, religious experiences and gender roles from an early age. Concentrating on the Backgrounds of English Literature, Sapha wrote on comparative mythologies & fairy tale, Old Norse, world religions, film & chemistry in University. She published in Trinity Western’s Literary Journal [ S P A C E S ]. Her award winning short film Toward Our End premiered in 2009 at the Cinergy Film Festival. 

On hiatus from the written word, Sapha volunteered in Ghana, West Africa for a medical charity, and returned to Canada with an international perspective on gender, and storytelling. 

In 2014, Sapha published her poetry collection Usurper Kings (Vræyda Literary). Her novella Son of Abel debuted in MacroMicroCosm Literary & Art Journal, then was published unabridged in 2017. Sapha was elected as BC/Yukon Regional Representative for The Writer's Union of Canada's National Council at the 2017 AGM. She lives in Pitt Meadows, BC with her spouse, and travels to speak on gender roles, martial arts, comparative mythology and social media/promotion for creative professionals.

Sapha is available for readings of her works, and for creative events, seminars and lectures. 

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